and i have carried your corpse for quite long

enough,

now is the time to set it down.

no fanfare

no celebration

no plumed black horses

no mourners following the coffin.

for

you were lost to me long ago

and

i have carried this mouldering body of memories

for

days

months

years too long,

burdened by needless weight.

at last

i know that i can set it aside,

lose this cumbersome load,

finally

ultimately

fly

soar

break this sky –

all

on the arc of

these beautifully

broken wings.

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