flying inside your own body

by Margaret Atwood
  1. Your lungs fill & spread themselves
  2. wings of pink blood, and your bones
  3. empty themselves and become hollow.
  4. When you breathe in you'll lift like a balloon
  5. and your heart is light too & huge
  6. beating with pure joy, pure helium.
  7. the sun's white winds blow through you
  8. there's nothing above you
  9. you see the earth now as an oval jewel
  10. radiant & seablue with love.