Oct 25

Breath

Stuck in a classroom for two hours
As the police combed the school
From head to toe
Rumors flying
No one knew for sure
What was true
And what wasn't

My breath came quickly
Shakily
Fearful
Of what they might find
And if we were safe

Running in the pouring rain
As our sneakers filled with water
Soaked from head to toe
Bodies flying
Through the rain
As we pushed forward
Though the pain

My breath came quickly
Shakily
Aching
With the strain
Of running on

Dancing in the cafeteria
As the judges watched
Sweating from head to toe
Limbs flying
With the music
Synchonized
In our movements

My breath came quickly
Shakily
Heavy
As we tired from the day
And the dancing

But at the end of the day
When I was exhausted
And beaten down
You smiled at me
And my breath came easily once more