Only a Breath Away

words keep ringing in his ears

rhythmically, melodically

a tune begins to play

his feet kiss the pavement

as the angel and devil

sing between his shoulders

if he continues to listen

who knows?

he might just surrender

he's only a breath away

the words of Pontius Pilate

are ushered into his head

"What is truth?"

he is challenged yet again

with the ever-piercing conviction

of his greatest need:


yet will he recognize the itch?

it's bothered him for many years now…

his past and his future

pace back and forth

he's only a breath away

another day, another night

the moon dares

so show her face again

the devil and angel

debate relentlessly

but still he stands at the crossroads

the same familiar labyrinth

lies before him

every dead-end mocks him

only one exit remains

near and yet so far

if only his perspective would change

he'd see

his freedom

is only a breath away

"This is what the LORD says: Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. ~Jeremiah 6:16

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