Friday, February 27, 2009

in and out

the breath that once great minds respired,
that for centuries has sustained the lives
of thousands, millions more
and hung in the atmosphere, hovering over
epochal moments in history
now
passes through your lips, nestling in your lungs
only to swim freely in your veins
feeding your muscles, your flesh, the warmth
in your cheek
this brings life to you
this brings you to me

2 comments:

goodgirl said...

Breathtaking.
~lilone

better-off-redd said...

Simply beautiful.

It also reminds me of a scene from the movie "Angel-a".