I've written so many stories and articles since I started this crazy professional scribbling escapade eight years ago.  Poetry hasn't even crossed my mind for a few years.  These mantras are both poems and reflections on the attachments, which bind us to suffering.  They are also my attempt to let go of those attachments.  I hope they can do something positive in your life too.

Let go of the resumes and applications
Smile as they flutter to the ground
Stop running after fathers and bosses
Release the need for embraces
Unhand the ties and skirts of strangers
Their nods are really no-thing
Put down the dagger of the immutable past
Witness One's heart healing and thriving