Do you ever realize the little things?
Like how your eyelids flash over your eyes
leaving you with a moment of darkness?
Or how your tongue slowly moves forward
to lick your delicate lips?
Or maybe how your heart beats evenly
Against your caged in chest every so often?
I realize those little things.
The things everyone seems to forget.
I realize how your right heel glides out from under your body
trusting your weight to the other foot
while you push your right heel against the ground
relieving your left foot of the pressure.
I realize how your chest moves up and down
with each cautious breath,
and how your eyes search your surroundings
maybe even subconsciously searching for danger.
But watch out,
danger lurks around the corner.
Your eyelids will blind you
as your tongue becomes dry
unable to move
and your heart will beat two last times
when you realize your footing is lost
it will almost be too late.
Your eyelids won’t permit you to see,
your heart with one last beat,
your tongue stays still.
Your eyes open.
Air rushes out of you.