One Breath. ~ Chrissie Keillor

Via Chrissie Keillor
on Sep 24, 2013
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I want to be one breath away from your lips.

I want to rest my head on your chest and get lost in the thump of your heartbeat forgetting my tragedy. The tragedy when my father was one breath away from his death.

I want to listen to our hearts in sync with each other. I want you to protect me since no one else can.
There’s this closeness that I require, I require being in your space. Being so far into your space that not even air can sneak between our bodies being one together.
And when we sleep, I require that you envelope me with your arms and your legs so that we get tangled up and entwined, always one breath away from your scent.
And when we wake up from our deep sleep, I will nuzzle my face in your neck to smell my favorite smell of the morning, and we will begin our day with one first kiss, a cup coffee and more closeness.
Our days will go on separately, at our own jobs doing separate things in our separate ways and we will have no idea that this will lead to our first breath alone.

And that this morning was the last time that I will be able to nuzzle your neck, and last night was the last night that I will ever be one breath away from your lips, your smell and your neck.

This is how I would like to spend my one last breath.


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About Chrissie Keillor

I am Chrissie Keillor. An athletic trainer, yoga instructor, water lover and hopeless romantic. I fall in love everyday which usually leads to a broken heart every day. There is beauty in everything and thats what makes this life worth it. Come visit me at Facebook


6 Responses to “One Breath. ~ Chrissie Keillor”

  1. Renee says:

    This is beautiful. Thank you.

  2. sierra abbott says:

    That was beautiful, and well remembered

  3. Amy says:

    So, you're the subject of the poem?

  4. Chrissie says:

    He was, but he’s no longer the same person. I hope you enjoyed the poem.

  5. Amy says:

    Wow. So sad. I really loved the poem and your other article is great. I love the way you write! I feel like you are speaking words. Too bad it doesn't come with audio or video for a narrative!