The Earth Is Breathing

  1. SPRING
    SHE IS BREATHING IN SHE STARTS SLOW JUST A WHISPER OF BREATH SUCKED IN BETWEEN HER DRY LIPS BUT IT NOURISHES HER SHE PICKS UP DRAWING DEEPER PULLING DEEPER SHE FILLS HERSELF WITH AIR SHE IS SO GREEN SHE IS SO GREEN SHE IS WET AND DAMP LOVELY AND GROWING GROWING GROWING
  2. SUMMER
    LUNGS FULL SHE RAISES HER HEAD OXYGEN IN HER VEINS SHE KNOWS SHE IS ALIVE BLOOD RUSHES THROUGH HER VEINS VINES WRAP UP HER LEGS THICK GREENESS COVERS HER BODY YOU CANNOT TOUCH HER YOU CANNOT COOL HER DOWN SHE WILL NEVER DIE WHEN YOU KISS HER SHE TASTES LIKE ETERNITY EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW SHE ISNT
  3. FALL
    THE AIR SEEPS FROM HER LUNGS RED AND YELLOW ORANGE AND RED THE SUNLIGHT SHINES THROUGH HER BODY LIKE A FLASHLIGHT UNDER YOUR THUMB TURNING YOU PINK PINK PINK LIKE BLOOD LIKE THE INSIDES EVERYTHING FROM WITHIN IS WITHOUT HER BLOOD SPILLS ALONG THE TREETOPS HER BREATH IS COLD BUT YOU LET IT TOUCH YOU BECAUSE IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN HOT FOR SO LONG. AS SHE COMES TO THE END OF HER BREATH YOU KNOW SOMETHING IS COMING YOU CAN FEEL IT UNDER HER SKIN SOMETHING COLD BENEATH THE RED
  4. WINTER
    LUNGS FLAT WITHIN HER SHE FALLS TO THE GROUND FINGERS SHAKING SHE RIPS THE WARMTH FROM THE AIR BLUE VEINS ECHO BLUE RIVERS THAT WOULD KILL YOU IF YOU SUBMERGED YOURSELF SHE WILL KILL YOU IF YOU SUBMERGE YOURSELF SOMETIMES SHE IS CALM AND BEAUTIFUL SOMETIMES YOU CAN SEE YOUR BREATH IN HER HEAR THE SPARKLE OF SNOW UNDER YOUR BOOT SOMETIMES MOST OF THE TIME SHE IS TRYING TO KILL YOU. YOU THINK YOU WILL LET HER
  5. SPRING
    SHE ARCHES HER BACK AND RAISES FROM THE GROUND, SHE INHALES. EVERYONE WHO ONCE DOUBTED HER LIFE CAN NO LONGER DENY IT SHE IS ALIVE SHE IS ALIVE SHE IS ALIVE SHE WAS ALL ALONG