I stand up, raise my hands
to the heavens, and declare,
“I love you. I forgive you. I release you.”
I’m steadfast now in my intention
to stop clinging to my dead husband,
to let his soul go in peace.
I feel a surge of incredible energy
gathering all over my body.
Rising from my toes, it coalesces
into a kind of lump, as if I had
something in my body that’s not mine.
This energy surges, tingling, up through
my body and out through my head.
His soul has been freed.