Alive 

 

if i listen

if i listen

 

my eyes want to name

my eyes want to contain

 

if i listen           stretch             out

listening reaches                      beyond

 

listening

 

i breathe in       yah

i breathe out       wey

 

i listen to the resonance,

each breath is the first

 

we draw in life             yah

we release into being            wey

 

some call it God

 

 

 

Sharon Lopez Mooney, Language of the sea, from: “Ginosko Literary Journal”, Spring Issue #28, Ed. Robert Paul Cesaretti, Fairfax, CA, Spring 2022, print & online