letting go


Some years ago
I found myself on the subway
of some other city
on a Saturday morning.

I’d finally hit the weekend
after working hard
to be the person everybody
needed me to be.

Standing on the train
I put my earphones in
the music started
then it washed over me.

“letting go /
i want to be happier now”

it nearly overwhelmed me
I held on for dear life.

The only cure
for these situations
is a desperately
long walk.


I found a huge park
where nobody knew me
and walked until
I’d shaken it off.