Imagination – First Breath

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mist at kyeburn

the air in our first breath isn’t simply air
as if the air is a neutral disconnected thing
the air is an accumulation

an ancient system of to-ing and fro-ing
this molecule to that
this particle to that
from here to there
from seabed to shell
from wave to shore
from ground to plant

to where we find ourselves
with our first intake of breath
and every breath thereafter

connected with
all that is living
and all that has lived

all one
all now
all gift

martin stewart

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