One day at a time
Is too fast.
The rest of me,
With thoughts on the past,
Memories of sensations
Not meant to last,
Can’t keep up.

One step at a time
Is sprinting for me.
Lingering questions
Make me wary,
So I doubt the path,
And I look back to see
That I’m alone.

One breath at a time
Is what I need
To keep moving
At a steady speed,
To keep my eyes open,
So I can proceed
To rinse my thoughts.