When Breaking Open

toward center,
inhaled deep like
sunshine skin;

when shelled
and shadowed,
fragile with

when debating
the difference
between sigh
and song;

when falling.

when calling
to arms, to stars;

when holding
worlds in tired hands;

stand firm
speak soft
and know.


NovPAD, day 23


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One Response to When Breaking Open

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    “Speak soft and know.” Terrific line, and wise advice.

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