Catch My Breath

Sometimes I hold my breath –
to try and stall my mind.

I need to put the breaks on
just to make it
bide its time,
it doesn’t heed the rest of me
– that struggles to get up to speed –
and so my meek and weak body
is often left behind.

And so I fret
that one day they might just disconnect
And I’ll find myself minus an identity,
Another formless entity
that’s forced to face eternity
out of sight
…and out of mind.
(Inspired by #BoHoDreamz prompt ‘Suspended Breath’)

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Bunny Burns

I love words; both reading and writing them. I've started this site in order to have a depository for all the random ramblings which are continually swirling around my mind. Some of the aforementioned ramblings may be quite serious but the majority probably won't be. I'm a single mother living in Norwich. I'm also autistic. This isn't the defining component of my personality, although it is a significant one, and one which I think has a heavy influence on my writing, which is why I choose to highlight it. I also feel no shame over being autistic and refuse to perceive it as a disability. The way I see it, life is hard work whichever way your brain is wired up. Aside from all things wordy, I also love music. I find it to be an incredible mood enhancer, as well as a great enabler for the imagination. I love all kinds of music, though hard house in particular - as everything in life is better when it's hard... I hope you enjoy my musings and thank you for reading! I can also be found on