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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.


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