A Note to Self on Why it is Okay to Breathe

Birds will continue to fly without wind
and the fisherman will always find his way home
as long as he remembers to leave a trail
of breadcrumbs
and no creature is hungry
and the neighborhood kids
will see their homes made of twigs
be blown to the ground
by the time mother calls them in for dinner

Kimberly Ruth is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz where she studied photography and journalism. Her work has appeared in Gloom Cupboard, Ditch Poetry, Bijou Poetry and Shoots and Vines.