“what are you waiting for?” – 1

a sign, of course

some sign
other than
the quickening in my chest
the shortness in my breath

some sign
that now is
the right time

the right time for what,
i am not sure

i only know
that there is a change in the
wind, currents roiling
in my blood

after a long respite
filled with rest and quiet

i am uncertain whether
i am ready
for this turbulence

and so
i wait

breathe deeply
palms up, open

for a sign.