A freedom jar
I wanted to make a freedom jar for you
for all the sections of the heart
where ease and joy, grief and loss,
could find space to be together
without a need to get rid of or change
without a need to hold onto anything
unless it wanted to be held.
Could this be the way we always
are with each other
and everything in life —
a love that both holds and let go?
(inspired by Stephen Dunn’s poem Wind in a Jar)
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2 thoughts on “a freedom jar poem”
I often speak of freedom
It’s one quality I find most elusive
I qualify it
Almost like I need to free my own freedom
I’m delighted ever time I see you in my inbox
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Deep thanks for sharing this and for your support. I was able to realize that it’s freeing to hear about people’s experiences with freedom.