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Gone

Release me
into Niagara’s tremble.
Life, let me go.
Let the roar of The Falls
overtake my eardrums,
intimidate my limbs.
Let me tumble
with gushes of water,
fall upon
and slide down
rocks and water walls
until I’m beyond
the notion of rescue.
Let waves drive me
until the life in me
is driven out
and I float

into a past tense
free of all tensions,
alive to a life
before the dissonances,
before the fault lines,
before the mistake
of me.


  Austin Alexis