Lungs

April 1, 2012
By sodell1090 BRONZE, Garden City, New York
sodell1090 BRONZE, Garden City, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to cure anything" -Kurt Vonnegut


With your fingers
wrapped gently around
my ribs, curled tenderly
in the spaces between each
lonely bone, as if your print
had been there before,
waiting,
I understand the
urgent importance of each
inhale and exhale;
I breathe deeply
and you move with me
as I hope to show you
something of me
that I have yet
to see,
that you will read with your hands
what my lungs have,
thus far,
been unable
to say.

The author's comments:
This is a piece about saying what needs to be said, and not allowing someone to stay beside you without knowing what they truly mean to you. I feel that it's a thing of universal importance.

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