Poems of the Week

Whatever Doesn’t Serve


What weight can you

put down right now,

willingly relinquishing

the pointed quills of

guilt or judgment?


What burden of the heart

can lift, what dark corner

can be lit, the candle

flickering at first, then

burning bright?


With the next breath,

let it go, that old story

you’ve told yourself

a million times.


Whatever doesn’t serve

you on this path of truth,

leave it behind. Offer

this one gift: the simple

sacrifice that in the giving

sets you free to fully live.


By Danna Faulds