I’ve been trying to follow the rules, cuz at the day’s end
I’d rather end each day in good health, not laid in
at an ICU, or self-quarantining at the Day’s Inn.
I’ve been going on long walks
and having long talks with my most
loved souls as I stretch out my soles.
My glasses get frothy, my vision has
me fogged up,
trying to breathe fully with a mask on makes me feel all clogged up,
But on a walk last evening, I had a several block-long window of space
where no one was around, only my mask and fogged glasses were strapped to my face,
So I pulled down my mask and fully inhaled –
It felt like diving headfirst into an ocean’s wave,
Like the crusted cage encasing me was unlocked,
my lungs were unshackled, all chakras unblocked-
I felt free.
I grabbed a hold of mother nature’s hand as it reached me,
and exhaled, audibly as the sidewalk scrolled beneath me.
It made me so happy, with a smile so candid
to breathe a full breath of fresh air,
something we’ve all taken for granted.