My eyes open released from their confinement behind my eye lids.
My mind freed from the grasp of the subconscious
And another journey begins.
I can now feel my breath.
I inhale in new life
Purity in the air
I take it in to cleanse myself.
Rushing into my lungs and then spreading throughout my body.
My heart suddenly beats to a different rhythm.
One full of excitement.
One full of hope.
It’s not loud enough to get to my ears but still I feel it.
There’s a spring in my step.
Even my own skin is full of smiles.
I exhale out the bad, the unwanted and I feel myself relax.
Then for a moment I feel empty, I begin to see myself panic.
I want another taste.
I need to get my fix.
I need the cleanse to carry on.
So I inhale again
And it’s like the air is giving me back parts of me I had long lost.
Parts I didn’t know were gone.
I live, I die, I sing, I cry, I smile, I’m saddened…
All in one breath at a time.
It’s almost as if everyday I live a thousand different lives.