Seconds

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A second thought

A second chance

A second opinion

……………………………………………. Slowly she learns

……………………………………………. the importance

……………………………………………. of seconds

……………………………………………. in the minutes that fill her days

The shaky body

The cold sweats

Crippling d i s o r i e n t a t i o n

Entangled feelings

Until her horizon

Gently ushered her

To a second, thoughtful breath

A second, hopeful smile

Another second of trying

The realization:

She could just

……………………………………………. keep on moving.