ML (21/12/1956 / Thurnscoe South Yorkshire, UK)

The Breath

I only realised the massive impact of you in that one breath
I drew it in, never ending and the red cells quaked at the ready
It flew into my lungs and the message was too much
My body reeled at its depth and shied from it's power
It hit my stomach which sank through the world
I was sick but so alive
That breath from clay did man make me
and I was left bewildered and fulfilled
I had to thank you but I was breathless

by Mick Law

Comments (1)

I held my breath reading this one, and sighed with contentment at the end. Very moving piece. Love Ernestine XXX