Like Breathing

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Black is the color of creation.
The void is beginning.
Emptiness must be filled.
You can’t have something without nothing.

And how does that apply to imaginary beings?
Must there also be a counterpart that’s real?

Must every question have an answer and every answer a question?

Catch the words–
in context they become magic.
Recreate the patterns that create potential,
the map to being born.

A cloud is like breathing.
Breathing is like catching.
Catching is like stopping time.
Stopping time is like an earthquake.
An earthquake is like a heart beating fast.
A heart beating fast is like drumming.
Drumming is like dancing.
Dancing is like a bird.
A bird is like flowers.
Flowers are like a rainbow.
A rainbow is like a song.
A song is like the universe.
The universe is like a wheel.

The void is pregnant.

The journey is alive.

Do we get broken so we can be fixed?

For Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.

circle birdlings close up 1s

I did promise the birdlings would return…

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35 responses to “Like Breathing”

  1. Jodi says :

    wow……… almost speechless at your deep thoughts! Oh to be in that brain of yours for even a couple minutes! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    Such a dreamy, beautiful post! Enjoyed words and artwork, as always. 🌸💕

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  3. Jill Kuhn says :

    Awesome collage, Kerfe! 💙 Very thought provoking words too!

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  4. gardenlovepoet says :

    This is something i find interesting without the color of darkness there is no creation one not existing without the other sort of like yin and yang

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  5. Sue Vincent says :

    Those last three lines, especially…

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  6. merrildsmith says :

    Wow! Questions of the universe!

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  7. davekingsbury says :

    Comparison and contiguity – only connect – nice celebration!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. kestrelart says :

    A high bar, but still one of your best …

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  9. memadtwo says :

    This is one of your best, K. I think you should put these all together and self-publish. You can donate the money to Houston. Absolutely moving and wonderful. N.


    • memadtwo says :

      I will definitely be donating money…but not from my creations, since (as I was thinking yesterday while cleaning out Etsy stuff) no one ever wants to buy what I make! I actually would love to put together a book, but I think I lack the discipline and focus. Another reason to really admire Claudia and what she does…


  10. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Beautiful poem and I love the art it inspired. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  11. alethakuschan says :

    Those are beautiful birdlings. Wonderful thought provoking poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Imelda says :

    So creative and awesome. 👏💙


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