Sestina - Letting Go of the Past

Written by: Zac Thraves

Let you go
Tethered home
Burnt-out lives
Shattered eyes
Shall not last
Bruised blue past

Fire-fuelled past
Let me go
Made to last
Why come home?
Close my eyes
Empty lives

Perfect lives
Puzzled past
Misty eyes
Need to go
Taste the home
Could not last

Standing last
Look at lives
Empty home
Sunless past
Time to go
Open eyes

Staring eyes
Touching lost
Whisper ‘go’
From our lives
Shun the past
Burn the home

Ashen home
Stinging eyes
Destroy past
Finish last
Parting lives
Have to go

Home at last
Eyes shut lives
Past let go