Cappuccinos and conversation with Dad (Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario – photo provided by author

I breathe in
to start to speak the words
that will illustrate all the depth
and all the reach
of what I feel and see
and hope and wish
of where we’ve been
and where we are going

And then I freeze
breath held
eyes blurred
words locked

Because I am breathing in
all your hope
and all your feelings
and your wishes

And I am afraid of letting the air
find its path
to the exhale
without giving it the gifts
of this inhale

~ (c) Hezaasan 2019

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