Better Way to Breathe

from by Monica Laytham

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Your song is an ember
waiting to be believed.
Small breaths, and you tell her,
tell her she can see -
see a red leaf in a silent chrome.
Oh, you need to let her rest before you speak.

His eyes are a mirror,
a song that captures me,
fills my soul with dust and dirt,
with what I'm made to be -
be a breath, deep in the turned-up soil of moments.
Oh, I need to be awake so I can dream.

I lay, and my lover
holds my resting feet.
Unseen in the ash-bough's curve,
we wander the day that sees us free.
Free from dead seeds and the dried-up concrete streets,
oh, I've learned that there's a better way to breathe.

Free from dead seeds and the dried-up concrete streets,
oh, I've learned that there's a better way to breathe.

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from becoming home, released April 7, 2016

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Monica Laytham Evanston, Illinois

Monica Laytham is a Chicago-based musician. She has spent all of 2016 on a grassroots musical tour of the country. This tour has taken her to stay with spiritual communities all over the U.S. She performs concerts of her original music in living rooms and church buildings, and gathers stories and songs from host communities. Monica has a background in classical music. ... more

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