Today is April 2nd. Twenty days from now is Earth Day. Let us prepare for this event by being more mindful of our planet which gives us life.
Today’s poem is Free Ride from p.15 of my latest book NATURAL BEAUTY AND OTHER POEMS:
“So far, breathing is free; I can inhale and exhale at ease. No oxygen mask needed, I can breathe as long as I please.
Without air, I would die quickly, maybe fifteen minutes at most. For many, it would be ten or less; without air …. we’re a gasping ghost.
From our first to our last breath we live as beneficiaries of Mother Earth. Her atmosphere provides us lung power to enjoy with mirth.
I’m grateful for my life on this planet and the free oxygen it provides; to live and grow and someday complete this adventurous free ride.”
I don’t think I ever answered your question about my favorite poem from your new book Uncle Pat. But I have to say, this one is a breath of fresh air and a #1 contender! Thank you
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Thank you, Ari and love your puns as always!