gospel of release
There I was. I had never seen the sunlight. In fact, I’d never been outside.
I’d really never felt emotion. Life was stale. It was what it was.
I didn’t mind what I had to offer, I just didn’t do much. I was content to stay inside.
But something changed.
I didn’t want anything to change.
But it did.
And so did I.
No longer could I stay inside.
No longer could I wait.
No longer could I avoid feeling.
I came to the surface.
For just a moment.
And then I flooded down a smooth skin.
I no longer had control.
But I was no longer stuck inside either.
I was free.
I was free to be me.
I was what I was created to be.
I listened to the cry. The sniffles.
I felt heartache.
I was brushed aside by the wool sweater which I now held on to.
And as I slowly faded from something wet to something dry…
I promised, I would never hide again.