With conflict and breast
a-rising
at the same lack of time

with resistance and nerves
a-wrecking
the same sack

oh rest

let my body soak back into the same
round disquiet
meantime
forced
still
am
I
.

I took a breath so deep it took me with it
away into the dream of breaths all over the court
and the swift moving of one’s heart to passions’ sounds
and the skips moving one’s heart to passions…

still.

With softness and beats
caressing
the same lack of skin

I grow
changed
still.

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Both the haiku on the picture and the poem that follows were inspired by a change in my health… that has fortunately got way better since I made the decision to be open. Thank you to dVerse Poets Pub’s prompt for today, ‘Choice’, that was really inspiring to me. The depicted haiku will also be given out to a person (that remains unknown… still) as I’m taking part in AndHeDrew’s 20-day ArtGift challenge.