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Breathe

I am aware of every pain Of every pull Of every tug Breathing First I need to learn to breathe Then we will work on my feet

I was told it was easy

To put one foot in front of the other

That is not easy

That is the most difficult thing to do

I can’t even catch my breath

I can’t vocalize a coherent thought

Put one foot in front of the other

That takes effort and energy

Both of which I do not possess

It takes hunger and drive

Of which I have never had

I will focus on breathing

Lungs expanding

Then contracting

They said it was natural

We do it without being aware

I am aware of every pain

Of every pull

Of every tug

Breathing

First I need to learn to breathe

Then we will work on my feet

 

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Kelli J Gavin

Kelli J Gavin of Carver, Minnesota is a Writer, Editor, Blogger and Professional Organizer. Her work can be found with Clarendon House Publishing, Sweetycat Press, The Ugly Writers, Sweatpants & Coffee, ZPP, Setu, 300 South Media Group, Otherwise Engaged, Flora Fiction, and Southwest Media among others. Kelli’s first two books were released in 2019 (“I Regret Nothing- A Collection of Poetry and Prose” and “My Name is Zach- A Teenage Perspective on Autism”). She has co-authored over 25 anthologies. She is also working on a collection of fiction short stories.

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