The Float

I am very still.

My chest barely moves with each breath.

I am calm. I am warm.

I feel a rolling sensation across my skin and along my scalp, pushing every follicle straight.

I close my eyes. I am comforted.

I lift above and beyond my weight. Only like lifting a baby.

I feel the air all around me and the pounding of my own heart.

I feel a peace I have always known was there.

I open my eyes and find I am right where I was.

Ginger Cochran is an artist and emerging poet, residing in Denton Texas. She is currently working on her first poetry collection, Doorways, to be published in 2019. To read more of her prose, visit

She is also the founder and director of Envision Arts, a premier fine art collective, and editor for Envision Arts Magazine. To learn more please visit