I wrote this poem in one full breath...
I don't think I exhaled until close to the end of it. An acceleration of the world's intensity came over me. I see it coming over people who don't want to feel it, or don't know that's what they're feeling. Poetry is not just the beautiful or the swaying melancholy of a rainy day. It for all release, all process. It is alchemical in that it can turn rage, turmoil, constriction into freedom. It is cathartic to speak the unspoken. My lungs drop in and open to take in a deeper breath. My heart unfurls to find love sitting at the center of even the most swirling storm- calm, steady, unwavering and anchored.
Part of Being Human
by Leslie Caplan
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Leslie Caplan She lives in the small town of Ashland, Oregon and you can connect with her on her website here.