Poetry

Release

Rosalyn Morris
ILLUMINATION
Apr 26, 2024

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Photo by Saad Chaudhry on Unsplash

I want to release my breath

But I don’t know if I can

Every time I do

I regret it

I let my guard down

Like the morning glory opens its petals for the sun

Only to discover I’ve let

In the darkness instead

My body aches from the tension

Of holding my breath

The stillness

Leaves me stiff and stilted

I don’t want to wait with baited breath

For the next disaster to come

Until I take my last

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