Kalya O'D

Release

confusion inside
so many people
such a small space.
i am out, now
where i can breathe the crisp, salty air.
looking up at the hard blue sky,
it goes for ever
there’s a cloud, barely there.
sprawled on the grass, nothing can touch me
and yet i am attached to everything on earth
protected by nature
like a mother bird’s wing.
no one can hurt me.
i roll over on prickly grass
it pinches
slightly uncomfortable
bringing me closer to the earth.
my body feels heavy, being pulled into her
my mind, and something deep inside of my chest
is sucked out and dances in the beautiful air.
i just want to jump, defying gravity
spinning, twirling, running
release

i have no boundaries





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