Artwork © Gunjan Bhardwaj


Breathe Again

A melody, a glissando that rises up between the space of you and me. A song, that I don’t know the genre of, but I can hear the vibrato that wavers in how my joy works. We smile, so bright and divine but my heart tells me that there’s something trying to hide. You smile at me, but on the edge of your tongue you hesitate. It always seems to me that you have something more to say. Well so do I, but by that time we are both lost under the spell called silence. Yes, we laugh but it’s something awkward that must move past. I’m a leaf in the wind, you’re a gentle breeze, if we do see each other again it’ll probably be a hazy dream. So, I’ll dream, think, cultivate, contemplate, and permeate how we may simply, utterly, and truly breathe again.

Zachary Adams: is a Massasoit Community College student. “I am a singer-songwriter and an occasional poet. I am an active member and a singer with Massasoit’s Performix’s Club. This poem is based on a growing experience I learned in my life. It’s about having the strength to let someone go, even if it may not be what you wanted.”

Gunjan Bhardwaj is a 22 year old computer engineering from india who enjoys painting and sketching.