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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


First I need to learn to breathe

Then we will work on my feet


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Kelli J Gavin

Kelli J Gavin lives in Carver, Minnesota with Josh, her husband of an obscene amount of years and they have two crazy kids. She is a Writer, Professional Organizer and owns Home & Life Organization and a small Jewelry Company. Look for Kelli’s first book of short stories and poems in 2019. You can find her work with The Ugly Writers, Sweatpants & Coffee, Writing In a Woman’s Voice, The Writers Newsletter, Writers Unite!, Academy of the Heart and Mind, The Rye Whiskey Review, Spillwords, Mercurial Stories, 121 Words, HerStry, Ariel Chart, The Basil O’Flaherty, PPP Ezine, Southwest Media, Otherwise Engaged, Pleat her Skin, Paper.Li, The New Ink Review, among others. Find Kelli on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @KelliJGavin

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