• One Breath Short

    One breath short
    From my mother's womb
    coldness and darkness consumes
    my body lies limp in your shaking arms
    as you mourn I am tucked into my eternal bed
    My tomb

    One breath short
    of becoming someone, in short your son
    you had little time, believe me I know
    but I left this world nameless and unattached
    with no sense of who I was or who I could have been

    One breath short
    of saving me, and there is no one to blame
    mother, you had life stolen from you as well
    My coming and going left father
    short not one but two precious souls

    One breath short
    of life.

    One breath short
    of joy.

    Just enough breath
    to know love.