First, exhale.

Exhale.

Every unmet expectation, every unforgiven goodbye.

Every effort, every aim, every target, every claim.

Everything you cling to, every name,

Everything you ever called your own.

 

Exhale.

Every idea of right or wrong.

Every could have, should have, would have

Made no difference, or changed it all.

Exhale it still.

 

Empty your lungs of longing.

Empty your heart of love.

Until there is nothing but knowing,

At life you can never fail.

 

Then, and only then,

Inhale.