Oxygen

Oxygen

Too many years
Of shallow breath
Left me gasping
Reaching for inhalation
Light headed
Dizzy from asphyxia
Of soul

With each new step
I inhale
Lungs fill
Breath renewed
Reminders of a life
Discovered
By exploration

You are my oxygen

~

Life can leave us jaded, afraid to take the  breaths that will renew our spirit and minds. Too often we get stuck in ruts, continually digging deeper and deeper instead of making progress. Isn’t it nice, when someone (or something) comes along and we are reminded there is more? It really isn’t that they are actually our oxygen, but rather a reason to breathe freely, a reason to exist in a world where we wish to explore and be happy.

~ Nikki Anne Schmutz

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