Thursday, August 5, 2010

Just pause -- and breathe

Could you hold my hand?
It takes all my courage
and some of yours as well
to pace myself
as I move from darkness into light.
Help to stay present,
not to lean forward
and rush into the future;
help me not to miss
the sounds and sights and scents
that greet me here in this dark place.
Perhaps, if we were really brave
we could pause here together
on the edge of light
and breathe
just pause -- and breathe.

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1 comment:

HisFireFly said...

As one who feels the breeze at the very edge of light
and finds herself holding her breath
I will take you offer to stand together and breathe......