Breathing Spaces

You speak
And I listen

You move
And I stay still

I am taking it in

Listening to the unspoken words
Observing between the lines
Learning from the small, hidden gestures

I want to know
I want to be certain

I want you to move

Not half heartedly
Without a single hesitation
Without a moment of doubt

I want to know
that this was born of prayer

I want to be certain
that you have thought long and hard for this

I want to be sure
that you are committed
that you are real
that you are here

So I breathe

I leave spaces
I take it in

I wait.

Words by Joy Buena
Illustration by Christine Gequiniana

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