Released – a poem by Megan Ulrich


Does it feel like you’ve given 
me a gift or a burden,
in those final moments,
when you’re released
from yourself?

Maybe all of life finds
itself learning to survive amidst the 
oppressive joy of the infinite;
conceding to a power
that will not divide or diminish,
relentless in its pursuit for wholeness.

I think my problem,
from the beginning,
was not the fear of a barren universe
but one so generative it consumes me completely.

Megan Ulrich lives with her husband and three sons in a charming little town in East Tennessee. She has recently found inspiration in writing about grief and the healing that comes from sharing our brokenness with others. You can find out more about Megan at her website

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