The Air I Breathe


Tears go by as years expand from Heaven to horizon;

and I scale the mountain ranges risen in

consequence of your death.

Jesus, or some other guardian breathes for me

whilst my lungs delight in respite from high altitudes.




In this,

the winter of my youth,


settles deep into bone,

and I am reconciled.


As I prepare for sleep ‘neath a blanket of white,

you visit upon me memories,

and I am happy here

at the summit of my youth;

for I will awaken in the dawn of golden age.




Tears go by as years expand from Heaven to horizon;

and I’ve dominated mountain ranges

risen in the pit of me—

all of them consequences of your death.

It was you who lent me breath.


© Kindra M. Austin

Published by Kindra M. Austin

Author of fiction, poetry, and very sweary social commentary. Editor, and co-founder of Indie Blu(e) Publishing. Co-founder of Blood Into Ink, and Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen.

21 thoughts on “The Air I Breathe

  1. I read this as someone was whispering it into my ear. The ethereal wisps of the mountain’s breath. I like the line ‘consequence of your death’, throws open the door to such imagery and tangents.
    Great piece, thank you for sharing it!

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  2. I gather and sense in your poetry the breath of creative flow and the memories of death or the sense of loss. That’s what get from your work. Then again, I’ve been feeling very depress and been having really dark dreams that I cry a lot lately.

    I really love this poem of yours.

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  3. We are powered by ‘energy and frequency!’

    The First Law of Thermodynamics states that energy can not be created or destroyed.

    It can only change form.

    When we die our physical body decays.

    But our energy or ‘life force’ does not die!

    As Albert Einstein, himself, said
    ‘This is not philosophy …
    This is physics!’

    Death is not the final destination!

    Maybe, just the beginning of A News Adventure …
    A New Journey…
    A New, Better Life!

    Thank You! You have written my next post!

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