She breathes


I want to paddle away in a canoe,

silently gliding over water

find myself in some mountain, some open field

lay my head on the grass; hear earth speak


so quietly this heart weeps;

whispers things to me,

that I cannot fix; cannot help


self-discovery in another's

arms; holding.  shelter.


This age, these centuries - storm.


(desperate heart, sullenly calls for The Flood;

let the earth start again

let her... breathe)

In his arms,

she stirs.

Hears the sound of water lapping at the shore;

heart softens.

Forgive them father; they know not what they do.

She breathes.

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