Only A Breath Away

Joy, confounding mystery that it is,
comes at the strangest times:

A breath of fresh air, after a stuffy
Time spent inside all day.

A deep breath, relieving tension
From working under pressure.

Breathing in the scent of a nice perfume,
When a woman passes nearby.

Breathing in the familiar smell
Of my house when I walk through the door.

Breathing in the scent of my wife’s skin,
When she leans close to my face for a kiss.

Breathing, yes, just breathing,
Every day of new life.

Joy is that simple,
Only a breath away.

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Author: Gordon S. Bowman III

Writer, Visual Artist, Blogger, Advocate

2 thoughts on “Only A Breath Away”

  1. I relate to this one the most, and relating to the poetry is the highest compliment I can offer. Keep writing, and keep it honest. ❤

    1. Thanks, G2 (Dad!), I really appreciate the compliment and support. Thanks for reading my blog again, and thanks for commenting. As the activity on my site has been slow for a while, I need all the help I can get. Also, if you’re interested, tell friends and family about it! Thanks, gsb3

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