Jessica Kristie

Into the Ether

All wrapped, tied in a bow.

Each side lined and folded with lace.
Into the ether.
It goes, does not wave but disappears.
I struggle with forgetting, but each of those sins –
must be forgotten.

They broke down into the box,
a favor to me.
Leaving little residue but a faint memory stain.
Now it must be gone, permanently.
Into the ether.
Little room is left here for whys or explanation.
My space must be cleaned,
decorated a new.

Knotting what frayed pieces remain,
to grab hold for later use.
It is done.
Well drenched and oiled to a past
that needs to be but faintly remembered.
Only to learn and be reminded,
to not retrace that step.

Into the ether.
It is time
and you must go.



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Jenne' Andrews on July 10, 2012 12:18 pm Reply

A strong and lovely lyrical poem, Jessica– xxxj

Jessica on July 10, 2012 12:28 pm Reply

Thank you Jenne! :)

brian miller on July 10, 2012 12:43 pm Reply

there is a nice truth in here jessica about moving on and letting the past go its way as well….we cling to a few things but we certainly can not carry it all with us as it is just too heavy…

Jessica on July 10, 2012 2:06 pm Reply

Agreed, far too heavy.

Louise on July 10, 2012 1:15 pm Reply

Lovely poem, & we have to let things go, it’s true…as long as we don’t make the same mistake again…’into the ether’, yep… :)

Jessica on July 10, 2012 2:07 pm Reply

Indeed. I am guilty of making the same mistake repeatedly but know the importance of hurling things into the ether ;)

Zach Payne on July 10, 2012 1:17 pm Reply

Oh, Jessica. You are so right. This is something I’ve been trying to keep myself from admitting, especially when it comes to several friendships/relationships; it’s time for them to become the past, and let time take its course.

A magnificent poem. Thank you for sharing.

Jessica on July 10, 2012 2:09 pm Reply

I hear you Zach. Timing is a rough thing to try and master. We get used to things, accept things as alright, or ignore the problems. Sometimes we need to clean house my friend and that is okay and very freeing. xoxo

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Natasha on July 10, 2012 1:38 pm Reply

A wonderful write, advice we should all follow…but as one who dances on the verge and refuses to admit her reluctance at forgetting…perhaps it hit me harder than some…one day I’ll let go…maybe….

Jessica on July 10, 2012 2:10 pm Reply

It is never too soon to lighten that heavy and un-needed baggage my friend. Time stops for no one. xoxo

ayala on July 10, 2012 5:09 pm Reply

A lovely write and full of wisdom! Nice read, Jess!

Jessica on July 12, 2012 3:44 pm Reply

Thank you Ayala :)

kolembo on July 13, 2012 2:03 am Reply

Gorgeous writing this! Enjoyed immensely.

“…Into the ether.
It is time
and you must go….”