She stood, waiting;
Her lungs expanded,
Their physical volume deceptive
Of the depth of her emotion.
Her sigh was perhaps one second long.
Considering the history of the earth,
Her sigh was infinitesimally short.
But by the depth of her emotion?
All the oxygen in the atmosphere
For an infinitely small slice of time
Was drawn into her lungs.
When she exhaled, the universe exhaled with her.
© 2014 H.K. Longmore