Letting Go

When you finally
Relinquish your clasp
On something you
Have held onto tightly
For far too long,
There is a curious mixture
Of regret and freedom.

A shedding sensation
And a bittersweet release,
As you watch it
Float slowly into the distance
Away from you.

Sometimes…
The hardest thing to do
Is to open your hand wide
And just let go.