Rib-cage embrace

❤️ Hold me, you ask

Sofia Batalha
1 min readJan 22, 2024

❤️ Hold me, you ask

While soft raindrops envelop your body

The ribs, the loving fingers that tenderly embrace the lungs

Holding the rhythm of the heart

Supporting the delicate tissues and thin membranes

The rib cage embraces the valuable sensitivity.

Hug me again

Feeling a soft, warm rain on the chest, arms and lap

We open through this embrace

We breathe deeply

This is where we breathe the wind

This is where the world’s water flows

This is where intimacy resides

Just hold me

While the soft rain runs down my skin to the ground

And the long, floating rib bones move to the rhythm of the air inside

Vibrating with the heartbeat

Expanding and contracting

Inside and out

May you hold me

Let’s hold each other

Breast to breast

Heart to heart

Chest and constellation

Ribs and world

Bravely ❤️



Sofia Batalha

Journeying 🌿 between inner and outer landscapes, remembering ancient earth practices, radical presence, active listening, ecopsychology, art and writing.