New life in each breath
surging in blood keeping pace,
it’s strange to relearn vitality
and discover a heart in haste.
Pedaling on two wheels
beside green and a river high,
it wasn’t so long before the moment
that she nearly died.
Treasuring each inch of new life
and turning them into miles,
it might be late in a life,
but it isn’t too late to smile.
©September 2018, Christina Anne Hawthorne