soul sigh

in preparing for childbirth

the only way to endure

without the stick of the needle

is learning to let go

“ride the wave”

release the tension

to lessen the pain

this was my first lesson

in clinging to attachment


make a fist

feel that?

hold it tight

for an hour

a day

a lifetime


do you think it will hurt?

as is the grasping for desires

the more

the longer

the tighter

you hold

the greater the suffering


of course, your fist

will get numb

holding in frozen form

within time’s tick

and, yes,

when you begin to release

the ache will come

muscles of your digits

will throb

in a new way to hold

the hand

the spirit

uncomfortable in the least

down right wrenching for many


as you relax

allow yourself into the ease

your fingers loosen

you hand opens

the arm rests

the shoulders drop

as will your spirit

in relinquishing attachment

your soul can finally



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