breathe deeply…

breathe deeply

can you
feel
can you feel
the breaths
you take
breaths
filling
lungs
with air
breaths
just
shadows
of life
hidden among
the day’s events
ignored
until
they become
labored
can
you feel
life’s air
air
into lungs
life
as
a breath
and
breath
as
life
can
you
feel

into the darkness…

into the darkness

day fades
without apology
like a lover
who has found
another
no words
of regret
nor
vague promises
of return
just
a departure
tomorrow’s sunrise is proceeded
by
cold darkness
that lingers
like
the stench
of death’s
betrayal
as light
finally
comes
uncertainty
does this heart
truly beat
now that love
is
unfound