Letting go

I never owned you
You are not my responsibility
You are a grown woman who
can make her own choices

I love you
as I love myself
in fits and starts
in changing ways

so sweet and kind
so nice to think
I might be that way

I can choose the pain
or not
I choose to be happy

I feel the loss
my choices gave me
with the abundance
and gratitude

letting go
is as easy
as opening
my hand

and the bird flies free
-- I love that bird