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 unplanned
Results of the life you’ve imagined.
Live the life that chooses you, new
Every breath, every blink
Of your astonished eyes.