Monday, April 3, 2017

Breathing

Breathing
                 In and out
The space
                A metaphor
                                   For the expanding
                And contracting
                                   Universe
                Which will someday
                                   Collapse
                                    In a cloud of smoke
Organic
            In its life rhythm
            Beating
                         With the heart that warms our glow
Notice
             The gentle exhalation
                         Which heaves
                          And sighs
              Content and constant
Unthinking
Instinct
               The body takes precedence
                              Over the mind
               The silent waft
                               Expels the residue
Absorbed again in the passing wind.




Alison Day
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