Breathing

We cannot be who we are,
we cannot become who we are intended to become,
without breathing properly.

~ Omid Safi

Nothing here
to see me,
feel me.

Nothing here
to bear witness
to evolutions.

Nothing here
but breath
and spirit.

Emptiness.

Awareness of self.
Weariness and limitation.
Small and tired.

Confused and unable
to bear even
my own story.

Say yes
to something
beyond
just me.

Say yes
to something
unseen,
unspoken.

Say yes
to being broken open,
by taking that next breath.

Say yes
to taking
just
one
more
step.

And seeing
where that one step leads.

Nothing more.

© 2016 Chris Paige. All rights reserved.

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