My Breath


You took my breath and held it

Pressing me down

Stretching me tight

Gravity pulls and pulses

Across a sapphire sky

Of brilliance and diamonds

Whispers of wind bend me

Drawing out an arc

Of whispered need, want

Demands for air, my breath

Returned to me

Along with mercy




  1. Beautiful! Really love this piece and the image you choose to represent it. 💜

  2. Wow, Val. I feel the passion and heat of the moment. Exhilarating.

  3. Took me awhile, but I will officially exhale now.


  4. Val,
    you are a beautiful poet. xxxxxxx

  5. I loved you words which are beautifully etched on paper. Thank you!!

  6. Well done … and I sense part of your personal journey.

  7. Liked this one very much

  8. Mr. Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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