Evening Poetry, February 22

Prescription for the Disillusioned
by Rebecca del Rio

Come new to this
day. Remove the rigid
overcoat of experience, 
the notion of knowing,
the beliefs that cloud
your vision.

Leave behind the stories
of your life. Spit out the
sour taste of unmet expectation.
Let the stale scent of what-ifs
waft back into the swamp
of your useless fears.

Arrive curious, without the armor
of certainty, the plans and planned
results of the life you've imagined.
Live the life that chooses you, new
every breath, every blink of
your astonished eyes.

You can find this poem in Prescription for the Disillusioned.

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