Letting Go, Poetry
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Unremembering You

girl with smile staring at camera and hair in her face

Everything is quiet now—
save the beating of my heart,
and the whisper of words I try to unremember,
I love yous like broken records in my head.
Your voice—
a scratch in the vinyl
yet I can’t stop playing the track
and it skips and it skips
and it skips
a cycle—
my dreams, our laughs.
I hear you—
the melody I can’t unsing
but I close my eyes
hum louder
until I drown out the sound of you
with silence.

Everything is quiet now—
and I am not afraid.

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Marisa Donnelly, M.Ed., is a writer/editor, credentialed teacher, proud bonus mama, and CEO of Be A Light Collective, a coaching and content creation business and digital marketplace. She is the Director of Donnelly’s Daily Apple, a flexible learning/tutoring and educational resource platform, and the lead voice for Momish Moments and Step by Step Parents, verticals dedicated to sharing and advocating for non-traditional parenting journeys. Marisa currently resides in San Diego, California, with her fiancé, kiddo, and their two rambunctious Pitbulls. ❤️

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