Most days
I don’t even think
about breathing

It comes naturally
and is just
a biological function

But there are days
where pain and circumstances
make me forget

I forget how to 
breathe in and out
and find myself dizzy

Dizzy with the need
for the most basic
life sustaining oxygen

On those days
I have to concentrate
on breathing in and out

I don’t think that
I will ever take breathing
for granted again

And I pray that one day
life calms down enough
that it becomes natural again