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Inhale

We kept swim­ming.
We kept the water mov­ing over our gills.
We lis­tened, ig­no­rant,
Our heart­beat was the an­swer.
But we lis­tened, ears to ground,
For hoof­beats we’d never hear.

We looked at the world closely
Through mi­cro­scopes and tele­scopes,
But the mes­sage, blurred out of focus,
Was writ­ten on the lens:

Dance, and be friends.
Sing and think less.
When you’re drown­ing in fear,
In­hale.
Love while the love is in you.