The Delicacy of Oxygen



The Delicacy of Oxygen


Our most obligatory element,

our main medicine,

the source of the world’s vital essence, 

carrying the strong appeal of wizardry,

knowing that its fate is what leads our fates.


We sense the innate need for breath 

reflected in those glorious periods 

of inhalation/exhalation,

similar to the death and birth of spring.


Steadily drawn air,

recalled like streams of water with endless flow,

delicate mobility, fluidity on which we rely,

needing to be protected

to maintain its sacred demand.



Linda Imbler


Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include seven published paperbacks: Big Questions, Little Sleep First Edition, Big Questions, Little Sleep Second Edition; Lost and Found; Red Is The Sunrise; Bus Lights; Travel Sight; Spica’s Frequency; and Doubt and Truth.  Soma Publishing has published her four e-book collections, The Sea’s Secret Song; Pairingsa hybrid of short fiction and poetry; That Fifth Element; and Per Quindecim. Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications 

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