Now I’m Free by Caela Collins

“Now I’m Free” by Caela Collins


I want to leave.

I want to shed this body like fall. 

I want my mind to be freed and dance around like leaves drifting down to the autumn mosh pit.

I want to go.

I want to burn the burdens of my soul into ashes.

I want my thoughts to hug the flames, a blessed danger with a warm heart and tantalizing smile. 

I want to run.

I want to box up all my traumas, throw them overboard, and tumble to the wayside for someone else to stumble upon and find treasure.

I want my memories to be at ease like pampered house plants who don’t know the wind.

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