Just breathe

One breath in.
One breath out.
It requires no thought
but enhances the efficacy
of contemplation.
Without it,
survival is impossible.
The act of inhalation
and exhalation
remains among the simplest
and most necessary
of bodily functions.
Take a breath.
Try to take it even deeper.
Feel your lungs inflate
like balloons filled near to popping.
And hold it.
There is a heat, a warmth
contained in the biological
act of pausing
when the friction of absorption
takes advantage of the moment.
But soon enough it becomes tight
and panicked.
The desire to spit it out and
swallow in more grows, but
release must go slowly.
And the euphoria of such
relaxation is overwhelming.
No matter what happens,
how bad things get,
through the pain and frustration
just breathe.

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About E

Even as a child, I read voraciously. Writing has always been a natural outlet. Sometimes bordering on macabre or edgy, I was not always safe and even today I look at some of my writing and raise an eyebrow. Read me at your own risk. I am but a 30-something professional (don't ask a professional what, for I won't answer!) who spends nights as a dreamer and sometimes writer.
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