Every inch of you seems tense.
Breath caught in your chest.
Hands clenched,
Toes most likely curled
Within your patent shoes.
Your eyes search his face wildly,
Flicking side to side
Looking for a sign…
As he walks towards you in the bar
A smile plays across his lips,
His swagger slow
Voice low.
A friend joins you both
And you exhale.
Those shaky trembling breaths
Invisible to all
Except those who’ve breathed them too.

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3 Responses to Exhale

  1. jfb57 says:

    Another powerful piece Pooks!

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  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    she’s a breath of fresh air!

    Liked by 1 person

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