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I breathe, I step, I breathe

Lift, push, glide


and step

and breathe

I move past, move forward, move on

Past choices, past despair,  finding truth

While I endure, I smile, and I heal…

I breathe

in and out

step, and breathe

As I cry, as I bleed, as I sweat,

Through denial, to acceptance, into peace

While I feel, become numb, then forgive

I breathe

full and pure

step and breathe

I connect, I escape, I am free

Across miles, through seasons, over decades

I breathe

life and strength,

and I run.