Danielle Legros Georges Can't Breathe

 

 

The impossible task of breathing

Near guns, breathing and running,

 

Breathing and standing as still as

Death is when it closes you off,

 

When it wraps its arm around you. 

If breathing is living, if breath is

 

Spirit, what spirit lifts you off

The earth, not seeing itself so. 

 

Death, be not proud.  Behold your

-Self here as the fear you are.

 

As the falling stripe.  As the falling

Star.

 
 
 
Danielle Legros Georges is a Professor in the Division of Creative Arts in Learning, Graduate School of Education at Lesley University.
 

 

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