To all those who want to run and hide

 

I stand straight
Throw my shoulders
Back
Hear the bones
Pull back into place
Pop
Pop
Pop
My eyes flutter shut
And
I breathe
My lungs expand
Their Interlocked muscles
Stretch
Like a birdling
Extending its wings for the first time
The cool air
Burns my lips
Hisses through my teeth
Slides over my tongue
And for one moment
One breath
One heartbeat
I believe
I truly believe
That
If I breathe out
It'll be fire