A Great and Terrible Tumult!

~~ I have turned from a great and terrible tumult
which I gathered for myself with savage strength
until it turned and devoured me!
***

Denying the pain only caused it to gnaw upon my guts
That biting and tearing and ripping away was a Death
I chose it over sorrow, until I finally broke down and cried
And all those angry teeth let loose my bowels

It was the beginning of Living – that – Letting Go
The surrender of things held fast beyond their time

Now – ten pounds later, in my withered frame
My skin hanging as though on a line
I shut out the echoes of yesterday
Knowing, if I don’t – I will die there in that past

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