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Breath

Quiet Moments

I have taken to standing on the patio just to breathe.

I am not a yoga person,

gym based exercise tends to leave me gasping,

sucking down mouthful after mouthful,

while my face turns beetroot purple.

On the patio I do not worry about my complexion,

or how many dishes are left to wash,

or which load of laundry is due next.

I can just stand and listen to myself breathe.

A little poem for today’s daily-post prompt. Since today is also National Haiku Poetry Day [apparently] I thought I might as well add in a little haiku as well.

My hands on your ribs,

I feel each breath lift and fall

until the stillness.

If you want to read a few more of my haiku for today then you can find them on my post A Slightly Tipsy Haiku and even add your own in the comments.

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Carol J Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on her first novel ‘Darkened Daughter’ and attempting to put together a collection of poetry in the hopes of submitting to publication in 2020. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers here on Writing and Works.

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  1. Pingback: NaPoWriMo – Day 17 – “Art On Its Own Terms” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

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