THE BREATH WITHIN
All alone, sitting close to the seashore at the Coney Island beach.
Breathing in the cozy air. People, pets, holiday camps,
coastal birds, and horses surrounding the seaside, tree branches
dangling alongside the wind like a beaded dress.
Embracing the feeling of warmth, watching the ripple
flow of the sea. How could there be so much life in everything?
Gladly looking up the sky searching for answers.
Halt! The smiles on people’s faces. Birds chirping
in the air. Pets running to and fro. I realized how in a flash. It’s breath.
Jumping up in excitement, knowing breadth is the root of all existence.
Kimberlina always has a smile on through breathing. The liberty to cry,
laugh, scream, giggle. Given the very first day we were born.
Mothers could wrap their arms around their babies, fathers
nodding with excitement only if they are all breathing.
Objections or acceptance of a notion can also be
pronounced only if you are breathing. Ducks can only
quack, while dolphins click if they have life.
Rhinos grow from calves into giant creatures while breathing.
Sunflowers, gifts of nature, bloom through respiration.
The thoughts of how blessed we are. Feeling grateful for the breadth within.
Understanding the in-depth meaning of breath. How
valuable breath is. Only if we can comprehend. The sudden heavy
waves. Bringing me back to my conscious self. Realizing
x-mas is in two days. My blue party dress. My favorite.
Yawning out of tiredness. Looking through text messages. The
zeal to come back searching for more answers.