BREATH


Ive made mistakes
and Ive hurt –
Who hasnt?

You go on.
As long as you breathe,
Life keeps aflowin.

Water in a River,
is Time –
everfluent, everliving.

And a gasp takes in,
and a puff puts out,
gulps of that current.

Things happen –
wonder and terror
and every day like any other.

Into the Chest,
down to the Root,
up to the Crown, and out.

And over and over
til the old Beast falls
and the worms eat its innards,

and the Breath goes on,
into Another,
surfing from one to one
on a Wave that never stills.