Like Breathing

Genesis – Word of the Day




Like Breathing

I’m not sure I could trace the origins of it,
but it must have begun
for us to have arrived at this moment.
That I would even leave the hermitage of my life
to embrace another
has been a source or mystery to me and other.
To penetrate the dark glass of time
we call memory,
to return to where we began.
That greatest adventure we called love
has become something far deeper,
something mystical,
an essence so strong that should it cease,
the universe would collapse.
And yet it is effortless,
like breathing.
And knowing that there is no precise knowing at
which point breath becomes inward or outward,
it just is,
as we just are.

ยฉPaul Cannon




Filed under life, love, poetry, romance

24 responses to “Like Breathing

  1. This was beautifully written!

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  2. Awwwww! So beautiful! I love it.

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  3. I like breathing and I would like to think that I am pretty good at it after doing it for 65 years. At night I wear a CPAP, which prevents my breathing from stopping as I have sleep apnea.

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  4. “an essence so strong that should it cease,
    the universe would collapse”

    A love so strong? I can hardly imagine that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Profound โœŒ๐Ÿพ absolutely stunning ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŒธ

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  6. Anothe excellent write, Paul!

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  7. wow that powerful universal connection and you two share it, bravo!

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