Letting Go
By Carole Purves 
I fear letting go of the pain,
it’s the only way I know I’m alive…
the only way to hold on to you,
to yet realize you are gone.
Were you ever mine?
Surely, or it couldn’t hurt like this.
If I let the pain go,
would you cease to exist?
Is pain a fitting vessel for you
or do you deserve more?
Do I?
Do I deserve anything since letting
you go?