Be still and listen to the beat of your heart.

Is it the persistent percussion

Of stress,

Exertion?

Or the slow church tower chime

Of calm?

If you listen to your breath,

In. Out.

And how it matches the cadence

Of the blood

Pumping through 

Arteries and veins,

You catch a glimpse 

Of the miracle that is

Life.

© Text  Caro Ness 2016

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