Poetry

Letting You Go

“And my love, I don’t want to let you go.
It’s killing me just thinking about it.”

Sometimes I wonder if you’re nearby, watching me. I wonder if you’re concerned. I wonder if you’re happy. I wonder. But I can’t live like this any longer. I can’t keep thinking about what could have been if things were different. It’s not allowing me to move forward. It’s got me stalled. And my love, I don’t want to let you go. I don’t. It’s killing me just thinking about it. But I’m too weak to keep sitting up late at night aching for you. So maybe, if you’re there, tell me it’s okay to go on. Tell me it’s okay to let you go. Even if I can’t hear you, maybe, in some small part of me, I’ll feel that it’s okay. Maybe, that’ll be enough.

© Sarah Doughty

Maybe, that’ll be enough.

12 thoughts on “Letting You Go”

  1. Your beautifully crafted picture has me looking at my losses with a desire, no . . . NEED to resolve these matters and move on. Thank you for the poignant and timely reminder as I prepare to visit with my Dad to celebrate his 98th birthday on Friday. I am no longer dreading that reunion. I’m looking forward to it as I’m ready to embrace his life and one day bid him adieu for now. You helped me put fear behind me.

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  2. “But I’m too weak to keep sitting up late at night aching for you. So maybe, if you’re there, tell me it’s okay to go on.” I love this small shift from “I can’t let you go” to “I need to move forward. So, help me move forward.” It’s so sad and beautiful at the same time.

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