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Atef Ayadi


Eileen's Breath


An ancient
Breath
Came into my lung
Weak
And interrupted.
A breath of pain;
A breath of love;
A breath of forgiveness.
It struck first my heart
And shattered my rusted veins.

The snow is falling,
Enlightening the streets.
I kept walking …
Following this
Ancient woman's breath.

Submitted: Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Edited: Wednesday, May 31, 2006
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