[Byzantine Bindings]

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Sound of Breathing

Nothing can prepare you
for the gentle shock of it
sitting there
thinking it’s all going well
then arising from beyond
somewhere
you knew you could ask
but hadn’t taken the time to listen
comes the thought
all these breaths
in and out
where do they come from
I cannot control them
they come and go of their own volition
and then the heartbeat
overtakes the imagination of its own heart
asking the same questions
about coming and going 
regularity of rhythm 
who knows
in the beginning I breathe in
at the end I breathe out 
what can I say about
everything in between
it just strikes you
and things are never the same
you walk with a slight limp
and a knowing smile
more than that who can say

with any degree of certainty.