Numbered breath elude o' death
the plan you sat in motion,
simply turn the page to gauge
our truth and our devotion.
Guidance comes to hasten thumbs
intent on chapter flipping,
reveal give heart from end to start
the parts that aren't worth skipping.
Patience give to breathe and live
the tale of life we're writing,
numbered breath eluding death
it's mine and mine I'm biding.