Learn To Breathe In Water

sometimes, the sun smiles to a fault

& flowers wilt from so much love.


sometimes, clouds tear down to soften the earth

only to open floodgates that man begs for shine.


life throws tantrums in tonnes, you learn

to chameleon into forms you do not know:


~ you become shapeless, like amoeba

~ you become water, ice & then air


life’s aches thunderstorms into the marrow

so, you must learn to breathe underwater.


Emmanuel Udoma

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