Decide by Kevin McCarthy

Decide now, before the
next breath, that there
is nothing to lose – do
it again with the next,
and again for summers in
winter, till breathing is
exposure and expression
is breathing

Till every pocket is
emptied and inside is
out and outside is not
and mandalas bloom

Till the last exhale of
the last lifetime, then
begin again till there
is no till – only the
next and the next and
the next and nothing
is lost but losing

Kevin McCarthy
Locuto_optKevin McCarthy’s poetry has appeared in Common Ground Review, NEAT, and many other literary journals. Enough Sky was commended in The Poetry Society’s 2014 National Competition (UK) ( Kevin is also a geologist, essayist, and dramatist. Please see for funny stories, film recommendations, and Colorado perspectives.