Flux

Yet

I hang
in the balance
of exhaled breath
waiting to be
drawn in,

close.

I hold on
loose gripped
for the briefest time
then escape
on a long

sigh

Truth comes,
climbs on me heavy
moves in a slow crawl
across my skin.
I shrink

weighted

remembering
when it ate me alive,
bones crushed beneath
the heft of my want
and need to flee

to breathe.

©Copyright Maggie Lawson 2018

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      1. Ohhh I had fun with a couple of your pieces and recorded myself reciting them.
        I love love love the way words feel in my mouth when I say them so when poetry is really well balanced it’s pure heaven on my tongue. You thoroughly earned your praise. I’m a huge fan!

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