The fear of loss
is the anthesis of love
for love frees
and loss vainly grasps,
trying to hold on.
If you love, you must be willing to let go
of yourself, of your inhibitions, of your preconceived thoughts
of how life should be.
Although you can encourage behaviors
and entertain thoughts,
you cannot ultimately force one’s hand-
or, at least not for very long
or to any lasting effect.
Listen, engage, inform
be in communion with each other
and the here and now
but know that the now is just that
and the next moment will be something else entirely.
I, therefore, free you of your stranglehold
on the future and dare you to live like now
is the only thing there is.
Enjoy it while it is,
then let it go;
and may the peace of Jesus Christ
follow you in every moment