Silence
surrounds me,
like the clouds
engulfing
the view,
and the viewer
on a mountain top,
the air
turns to mist,
unclear and mysterious,
as if teasing
to breathe in
the unknown,

the eyes
stop the feet,
as they fail
to see
any clear ground
for another step beyond,
i sigh
once again,
this time
with the knowing
of how
the game is played,

i release every
last ounce
of residual air,
from my rather
bewildered lungs,
and take in
all that i can,
with the force
of an inhale
as if it were my very last,
hoping
that the cloud of mist
will home in,
and disappear
like a swarm of bees
into their hive,

“well tried”
i say to myself
as i humbly exhale
the inhaled
back into
the undisturbed mist,
realising this game
is far more
complicated
than just
the simplistic
filtering in and out,
of the mist
from this
omnipresent air,

though sometimes
the misty air
is a good excuse,
to stop,
pause,
and reduce
your universe
to the size
and silence
of that stubborn breath,
which irrespective
of the surrounding fog,
instinctively continues
to find its ground.

© vidursahdev 2021

5 thoughts on “Paused

  1. to stop,
    pause,
    and reduce
    your universe
    to the size
    and silence
    of that stubborn breath,
    which irrespective
    of the surrounding fog,
    instinctively continues
    to find its ground.

    This felt so special and beautiful to read!

    Liked by 1 person

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