Pondering Breath, A Poem




Between here and there
Is nothing
Save a gasped breath
And a moment of silence
To fill the lengthened
Meandering noise
that fills our lives.
I find myself
Standing in the stillness
And I can
Still hear my breath
Though disguised,
It peeks through the edges
And I begin to ponder
The true significance
Of silence.
Have I ever really had
A silent thought?
For we always carry voices
And what truths
Do we allow them to speak?
And I wonder –
Do I breathe because I can?
Or because I must?
Or can I not make a distinction?
We all find ourselves
In the slow crawl
Moving between
What will be
And what was
And we find ourselves
Settled somewhere in between
Pondering the significance
Of our own footsteps.

© Sumyanna 2016


Gorgeous image courtesy of Pixabay.com


2 Comments Add yours

  1. I love this poem, beautiful


    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you. It is one of my favorites too 🙂


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