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routheboat
routheboat 17 | poetry and flash fiction
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keep breathing

breathe in

breathe out

then count from 1 to 7

then count from 1 to 7 1

then count from 1 to 7 1 2

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1 2

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1 2 3

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1 2 3 4

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1 2 3 4 5

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1 2 3 4 5 6

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 slowly

then count from 1 to 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 two more times 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 slowly, like your words are falling out of your mouth in zero gravity

breathe in

breathe out

the low tide of the sea, crashing peacefully against the rocks

the low tide of the sea, crashing peacefully against the rocks the chirping of the birds in a rainforest, like an orchestra in the theater of green

the low tide of the sea, crashing peacefully against the rocks the chirping of the birds in a rainforest, like an orchestra in the theater of green the light of the sun, bathing you with a warm embrace

inhale that

the blood red crescent moons you've subconsciously engraved into your palms by your fingers

the blood red crescent moons you've subconsciously engraved into your palms by your fingers the weight of your own shadow pulling you towards the ground

the blood red crescent moons you've subconsciously engraved into your palms by your fingers the weight of your own shadow pulling you towards the ground your shoulders tensed up like it was being pulled by the strings of a puppet master

exhale that

breathe in

breathe out

breathe in your essence breathe in what makes you 'you'

breathe out your demons breathe out what's been bothering you for so long

it's a challenge

but please, keep breathing

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