PAD Challenge #24 For Poetic Asides
For today’s prompt, write a spaces poem.
Shared Breathing Space
How does one measure distance
in miles and smiles shared over
years of lived existence?
We are. This is what it is,
and all that matters is breathing
space between us.
What we share can’t be compared,
can not be shared with any other,
and nothing alive can smother it.
We have certainly tried to untie
this bond that holds us side by side,
even through deepest silence.
Never worked, and slightest jerk
of tether, would forever bring us
You take in air, I breathe it out. There
is no doubt we shall continue, for whatever
time we have between us.
No one else will understand. You exist
because I breathe, will never leave as long
as that need persists between us.
Share a soul without a tear or hole. Tested
over time, find shared wholeness only when
we stand and breathe, together.
Elizabeth Crawford 11/24/10