Friday, September 2, 2011

Breathe Deeply

breathe deeply, slowly
slowly fill the lungs
millions of molecules
oxygen, nitrogen
other bits
carbon this, carbon that
maybe that one piece of death
that comes in and waits

and breathe out
add your part to the mix
swirling about the planet

among those millions, billions
are one or two bits,
the last gasp of Marilyn Monroe,
King George III ranting the halls of the palace,
the Buddha holding up that flower,
certainly some Medieval mother
screaming the birth of my
great, great, great, great …. grand-mother

we are intertwined with all
back to the creeping ooze of some primordial swamp

breathe deeply
take it all in

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