Pay attention to the Earth as it shifts beneath your feet.
Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale.
Taste the air, bittersweet.
Canít think, canít hold the air.
Inspire. Think. Shift.
Try a different approach.
How do you hold the air?
How do you hold a breath in your hands?
How do you touch something thatís borderline intangible?
How do you write about the unseen?
Breathe. Again. Again. Breathe.
One more approach.
There has to be a way.
To hold the air within your hands.
Like a skittish grasshopper.
There is a way.
You have to put that grasshopper back.
Holding onto the unseen.
Holding onto air.
Kira Pelowitz is a middle school poet. She has a (mostly) regular pulse and purple hair this week.
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