Faster than a shooting star,
a breath can create life.
Life then blossoms with the energy
from the brightest star.
The journey is filled
with prickly pears, sweet and juicy.
Enjoy the juice; avoid the thorns.
There are other barriers to avoid;
the ones society imposes upon us.
With a deep breath, jump over them;
they’re more lethal than cyanide.
Indulge in the gifts of Mother Earth;
rejoice in its motherly warmth
because just like a single breath
creates life, another can take it away.

Copyright@2016 Martina R. Gallegos


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