flying inside your own body
by Margaret Atwood
- •Your lungs fill & spread themselves
- •wings of pink blood, and your bones
- •empty themselves and become hollow.
- •When you breathe in you'll lift like a balloon
- •and your heart is light too & huge
- •beating with pure joy, pure helium.
- •the sun's white winds blow through you
- •there's nothing above you
- •you see the earth now as an oval jewel
- •radiant & seablue with love.