EASTERN SUN YOGA

Breathe

Breathe, said the wind.

How can I breathe at a time like this,
when the air is full of the smoke
of burning tires, burning lives?

Just breathe, the wind insisted.
Easy for you to say, if the weight of
injustice is not wrapped around your throat,
cutting off all air.

I need you to breathe.

I need you to breathe.

Don’t tell me to be calm
when there are so many reasons
to be angry, so much cause for despair!

I didn’t say to be calm, said the wind,
I said to breathe.
We’re going to need a lot of air
to make this hurricane together.

-Lynn Ungar

Posted in Readings | 1 Comment

One Response to Breathe

  1. Fred says:

    A lovely testament to the foundational strength, calm, and clarity required to brave the storms and persevere.

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