May Swenson






Night Practice I will remember with my breath to make a mountain with my sucked-in breath a valley, with my pushed-out breath a mountain. I will make a valley wider than the whisper, I will make a mountain higher than the cry; with my will breathe a valley. I will push out a mountain, suck in a valley, deeper than the shout YOU MUST DIE, harder, heavier, sharper, a mountain than the truth YOU MUST DIE. I will remember. My breath will make a mountain. My will will remember to will. I, suck- ing, pushing, I will breathe a valley, I will breathe a mountain. spoken =Tansy Mattingly