Why does it seem like I’m always holding my breath?
Like I’m forever on pause waiting for the big scene?
Like I’m underwater and i shouldn’t breathe?
Why am I aware of the moments I exhale?
Why do I remember to breathe out?
When I don’t recall breathing in?
How do I move on without you?
What do I do with myself here alone?
How can I go back to life, pre-you?
Why does it still hurt?
Why am I scared to hope again?
Why am I almost losing my mind?
How do you do it?
How do you know, learn, grow?
How do you remember to inhale?
With a flourish.