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“Don’t Take this Personally.” Four new poetry publications in Brief Wilderness–the space between.

https://briefwilderness.com/2021/03/19/dont-take-this-personally-by-patricia-l-meek/

BREATHE

I drove a hundred miles in the rain to see the earth breathe.
I drove a hundred miles
in the rain to see
the earth breathe.
In that moment
in the woods,
when the rain had turned the path into what looked like wet ashes,
I met myself meeting God.
I stood ankle-deep in wet ashes barefoot.
I drove a hundred miles in the rain to meet myself meeting God.
In that single moment in the rain,
I saw the earth breathe.
My feet were bare. I was cold.
I held on tight to a cypress knee.
I was barefoot when the entire planet inhaled.
In that breath,
in that breath
I knew
I was alive.

7 responses

  1. Trish, these are amazing. I need more time to read and re-read them (don’t take it personally) but really enjoyed them, you wise and witty wild woman.

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    April 7, 2021 at 1:56 pm

  2. Pingback: “Don’t Take this Personally.” Four new poetry publications in Brief Wilderness–the space between. | Laura Alford @ Old Hwy Six West

  3. serpasr

    Wow the part “I choose not to feel and consider it strength.” really illustrates how it feels to have a life wound. Such profound insight! Well done.

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    April 7, 2021 at 5:04 pm

  4. Barbara Triy

    Thank you for your prose so that we can feel alive, so that we can breathe with the earth.

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    April 7, 2021 at 7:37 pm

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