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Don't forget to breathe

We humans take breathing for granted

By Just DanielPublished 2 years ago Updated 2 years ago 1 min read
Don't forget to breathe
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The energy that fuels our minds,

Nitrogen, oxygen, argon and carbon dioxide,

And a plethora of trace elements that is essential

To the life on this planet that we call earth.


Many do not know its significance,

Many think of it as a byproduct,

Something in the background,

Something that is always there,

Something that just... is.


That something might have been worshipped by many in the past,

Then it might have been held in reverence and acknowledged,

But no longer. It is something that is now taken for granted.


It is something that people don't know how to appreciate until it is gone,

Until forest fires and uncontrolled fires, and fires from the rumbling giants of doom consume the earth.

Until liquid crystalline fire falls from the sky and melts all in its path,

Disintegrating the paint off of cars, burning the feathers off of birds squawking frantically as they try to find cover.


But as with this changing, evolving earth that has humans as its catalyst,

I wish we can all just take a step back and relax.

To truly take in the significance of what we have done and are continuing to do to ourselves.

Sabotaging ourselves as well as sabotaging each other...

We just need to collectively take a step back and take a deep breath while we still can. Let the events of our past, present, and future move around us, the images fading in and out but clear when we focus onto them.

Breathing: bringing that energy that is necessary for our brains, our hearts, our lungs, and our soul-so that we can start making connections and build upon those connections to everything and anything around us.

We are not as isolated as we may think. Breathe. Just breathe, and connect to us all.

surreal poetry

About the Creator

Just Daniel

I write short fiction when I have time. There are also elements of my life interwoven with fantasy that I incorporated into my writing. I also like the unknown, so enter into the dark, true, and mysterious if you dare...

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