The First Breath

Jul 28, 2021 by Kyomi O'Connor


 

                                                             Photo by Marcel Fagin on Unsplash



We used to share the ocean

sucking the same juice

the vigor of the sea

 

It filled our heart and lungs

with the essence of being

of the “knowing

 

One umbilical cord

shared in the blue

that nourished 

and brushed

our souls

 

With the very first breath

the nectar in the chest

our shared mother

and the smell of
the marine

 

We’ve just

Forgotten

 

who we are

 

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During the pregnancy, the fetus’s lung and heart are filled with amniotic fluid. As the baby takes the first breath and a few more, he will begin to breathe through his lung.