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Up for Air, After - @deuxiemepeau

Updated: Apr 12

Diving is not that difficult


I’ve held onto trickier things


over time than just this breath.


Diving is not what’s difficult,


not that descent into darkness-


it is the light that blinds,


it is the sun that burns.


Diving is not that difficult-


we swim into silence,


current cuts movement,


we make moments of a sunken stillness


and surrender.


There is nothing shocking in surrendering.


It is not diving that is difficult


but climbing back up, breaking out,


letting go of being held, of being weightless.


Diving is not that difficult-


difficult is letting go of the fear


that you’ll have forgotten how to breathe.



Name: Damien B. Donnelly


Place of residence: Dublin, Ireland


Your favourite quote: 'I'm frightened by the devil and I'm drawn to those ones that ain't afraid', Joni Mitchell from A Case of You


Your one wish for the world: A better understanding of how beautiful it is to be unique.

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