Determined Breathing

Written for:  dVerse Poets – Quadrille #21 – “Take A Breath” (posted by Mish)

I would like to offer you the word “breath” or “breathe” for this week’s Q44. You can use other variations on the word, such as breathless, breathtaking, breathable or get creative with word-play. Your quadrille does not need to be about breathing. Just remember to include the required word.

Did the room spin?
No. I cannot suffer
another attack
especially after
surgery. Squeeze
my eyes shut. Breathe
in four counts, hold
for five, breathe out
for eight. Wait.
Take a peek through
finger blinds. Are
lines in floor still?
Have walls settled down?

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I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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