Those We Let Go


We spread and hung our promise
on the line under clouding sky
clipped the two ends
so it sticks around
It dragged the line to 
a smile for rising suns
Slowly dripping reminders
finding its edges and boundaries
We waited for the corners to dance
like flags of victory at a winning 
or surrender to the happier end
As it grew lighter and lighter
and lighter for the wind to
tease and spin away
and leaves a straight line
with nothing else to
clip nor keep