Shreds of Breath – Kristen Lang & Helga Jermy

the bony socket
of the eye – the child
slowly waking

Kristen


morning air
the rhythm in her chest

Helga
 

she catches his gaze
his being kind smile
blooms a little

Kristen


a hiss
from the coffee machine
whistles his song

Helga


she asks can they kiss a while
without touching – shreds of breath

Kristen


forward stretch
yoga pose – her hair
brushes his feet

Helga

© 2019 Wales Haiku Journal