Deep Breath

Breathe,
Inhale long

and

slow;

Fill yourself with the sky
Feel rainclouds condense just below your collarbone.

Let your chest swell;
a robin building his song.

Feel your ribcage expand,

each separated band stretching to hold the stratosphere

Breathe Deep.

Let yourself be vast

let your name become too small for you
as the clouds beneath your breast change shape;
remember that you are only temporary

You are water molecules that you used to dance as oceans,

You are carbon that used to be stars, and comets, and empty space.

You are borrowing breath from butterflies and concords.

Breathe deep,

deeper than you have ever dared to before

and feel the sky rest between your lungs.

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