A Box of Letting Go

let go of holding on


let go of flying


let go of falling


let go even of being

then let go of 

letting go


a box of letting go
I bought a box of letting go
from a pet shop in Greece
horizon-eyed goldfinch inside
scooped off a sky, stuffed into cardboard
took it to the town's edge
a suspicion of locals watched
opened the lid, then jack-in-a-box
that kept on going as cloudward rocket
hallelujahs in its wake,
bicyle bell expletives
me down there holding on
with a box I paid good money for
just to watch it let go

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