Exhaling. A poem by Anne Tully

Failing to tamp the flame of fear
That licks hungrily around my consciousness

Sleep once elusive returns but a carriage of bad dreams clatter
Across the stones of slumber

Throat tightens and fears roar in and out the windows in my mind
Throwing open the door I inhale the air
Lightened with bird song

One step
One minute
One breath


  1. Well written Anne, one day at a time.

  2. Captures the feelings of this extraordinary time..well done Anne

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