“I would like to be the air
that inhabits you for a moment
only. I would like to be that unnoticed
and that necessary.”
~Margaret Atwood from “Variations on the Word Sleep”


For Dan’s birthday:

In this journey together,
we inhabit each other,
however briefly;
you are the air I breathe,
though I may not know it every moment~~
you are as necessary,
and that loved.



7 thoughts on “Inhabiting

  1. So beautiful! Can I please write that to my husband? I will credit you Emily, who can put into words so perfectly what I am thinking and feeling!


  2. Wow. What beautiful feelings to share on Dan’s birthday. My birthday is tomorrow but I know my dear husband is not a poet so I will enjoy what you wrote to your Dan. Please tell Dan, I send birthday wishes to him!


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