I Exist Between Your Breaths – Author Tamsen Grace


I exist between your breaths,

from the moment

you exhale,

until you inhale again,

I cease to be.

Shutters on my heart

keep the world,

from blowing me away.

I find myself drowning

in my own introspection,

sinking into the depths

of what might be,

swept away,

by swiftly rising

currents of fear.

I can not see the future

through the dark veil

of my past,

my reactions and fears

have been taught to me.

The chains around my heart

make it harder and harder,

to breathe.

I rest my head on your chest.

listen for your next breath,

and hope it will set me free.


© Tamsen Grace


Excerpt from the book “Skeletons in My Closet”

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tammy About the Author

Tamsen Grace is a published poet, inspirational speaker, martial artist, a Ford Model of Courage, and a cancer survivor. She has been published in Creative Talents Unleashed Poetic Melodies Anthology, Scarlet Leaf Review, Straylight Literary Magazine, Birdsong Publishing, Leaves of Ink, The Indiana Voice Journal, Puff Puff Prose, The Poetry Community, In Between Hangovers, Peeking Cat Magazine, Madness Muse Magazine, Spirit Fire Review, The Creative Truth, Anti-Heroin Chic and LTD Press. Tamsen Grace will be in the new anthology Dandelions in a Vase of Roses. She lives in the Midwest with her children. She enjoys reading, writing, biking and teaching children Martial Arts.

 Visit Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/tamsen-grace-.html

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1 reply

  1. This was a beautiful and heart wrenching piece of work! Thank you for sharing and God bless you!


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