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April 29, 2003
breathless

lying there still and alive
when I took that first breath
I suffocated in anticipation
of disappointed expectation
wasted breaths
reflexively exhaled
collected in frozen vapors
before the chapped skin
of indifference

in that next breath
when under the sea
of unexpected
labored breathing and misery
I found my lungs searching
for a single taste of air
unbreathed
and found a breath complete

now when I take this breath
the air whispers in
whispering
on its way to becoming
eternal wisps

and when I take that last breath
I’ll be finally exhaled in ever-pleasant
effervescence
flying there still alive