A New Commandment

Listen! With each breath
God says, "breathe Me."
Listen! With each breath
Jesus says, 'Here is a new
Be who I Am.'
The rose knows this,
fisted in its February bud.
Feathers feel it, still pearled
in tiny blue eggs.
Stars fall, knowing that surrender
is better than existence.
Listen! Life is the music
of breathing.
How do you know
the robin's journey North
isn't completely guided
by the movement
in your chest?

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