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Breath

March 6, 2019
By laurenklm DIAMOND, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
laurenklm DIAMOND, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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Zero to

Sixty to

Fifty to

Two hundred.


My body doesn't care

How much I want it.

My lack of

Leftover strength

Wins.


I can push,

But I'll get nowhere.

Instead I'll fall backwards;

No hope of getting

Back on my feet.


My energy was

Already drained.

No point in adding

More strain

To gain

More strength

When that strength

Won't do a thing.


Just some moments

Of quiet

And rest.

It's all I need.


A break from screaming,

Whistles,

And energy

I can't match.


Then instantly,

The old air

I couldn't let go of

Finally can escape.


Then instantly,

My lungs allow

New air

To fill me.


Breath

By

Breath

I can finally breathe.


Breath

By

Breath.

I finally gain energy.


The author's comments:

I was working video production for a church camp for a couple days, but then right afterwards I attended the camp along with thousands of other high schoolers. I couldn't get a break, a moment to just take a breath.


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