Drawing Breath

Heartstring Eulogies

“You’re alive. Don’t dwell on
the darkness in your past. Dare to live
while you still draw breath.”

I see the smudges of oil embedded in your clothes and I begin to wonder what happened. But I couldn’t bring myself to ask. You see, I saw the look in your eyes. The one where you’re certain you just cheated Death. Or at the very least, witnessed the flash of silver of the scythe in the darkness and wondered why you weren’t chosen. Take solace in that fact. You’re alive. So don’t dwell on those things in your past that try to drag you down. Dare to live while you still draw breath.

© Sarah Doughty
2019

And then,
when it is time to go,
you’ll know
you lived as best you could
with the time you had.

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