If It’s Only Breath
Think about the air you set in motion.
If it’s only breath.
If it’s more, if it’s a word, if it breaches an ear,
if the core of your breath bores
into the world body:
think about that.
Think about bringing the knowledge of waiting.
Before a full sentence, the skill of the pause.
Saying no. Or yes.
It isn’t easy.
It isn’t social.
You may begin to understand composure.
You will enjoy the mastery.