Let it all go

may you find a way to release the heaviness
to let go of the feelings that make breathing harder
without giving up your soul




I hope I will leave you with the love
the love that will push your heart
away from loneliness into faith
the love that will inspire you
to share it with the other
the love that will remind you
to pray for my soul

may I leave you with the love
when it is my time

may that be my legacy


Yes, I am from the diaspora
Yes, I am the girl from outside


Maybe I am becoming more aware of my own humanity
Maybe the loss of the one who birthed me makes me feel things more deeply
Maybe it is seeing my people express their pain through tears and poetry

Here I am in front of the screen
thousand of miles away
grieving with you all