they say that sometimes we have to let some things go

that we can’t really do

all of this

all by ourselves

that our shells

can only hold onto

the fragments

of constituents

buried deep within the parts of us we never really want to reach

or the parts of us they expect us to keep holding onto

they tell us that sometimes

trying to



leaves us controlling


And maybe they’re right

Maybe all of we have left

won’t be enough

And we find ourselves buried

deep within

fragments of our constituents

Asking them to hold on to us


But maybe

just maybe

All we ever want to control

is nothing

And maybe

just maybe

that’s enough.


© Hudson Biko


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