Learning to let go of

English: Orange blossom and oranges. Taken by ...

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and hold on to

at the same time

is confusing and hard.

letting go of the anguish of

meaningless mistakes

and holding on to the lovely orange

i had for breakfast

its beautiful color

the smallness of it

its life affirming juice

its promise of happiness

a gift from a friend

a pure moment

with no forward or backward

suspended in time.

i love that orange more

than any other thing

at this moment

it is all that I have

it is all that I am

i am eaten

and i am gone.