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Countdown Breathing

I write as I breathe


Hoping the intubation will keep my lungs going


As I breathe, I speak


With the voice that was given to me, (and) it can be retracted at any moment


I hold my voice-box tightly


As I hold my lover on the days, we exhaust ourselves


I play Thee Stallion, and ancient poets travel through my mind.


Here in this moment, the intubation malfunctions


The voice collapses


The writing stays incomplete.


12/22




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