Tear it down,
these walls that support a roof
we’ve convinced ourselves is necessary to keep us dry.
Let it fall,
this structure that defines our perspective
by denying us the broad expanse of sky.
Light it up,
rekindle the flames that makes us crackle with passion
and remind us how to live.
Open wide,
the arms connected to a heart
that remembers how to not just take, but to give.
Pass it up,
that thing we think we should do,
though it doesn’t make us sing.
Walk away,
from people who seek to impose their will
on anyone or anything.

There is nothing wrong with stepping back,
moving away,
opting out,
seeking help,
admitting that it’s just not working anymore.

Sometimes breaking something down
and building something new
is the only way forward.