the escape of air (20161121)

the air evacuates the room
like a chest cavity
crushed by gravity
i could not breathe
even if i wanted to
when my mouth opens
everything is stolen from me

am i the heart
trapped in collapsing ribs
or the escaping hiss of oxygen


dVerse ~ Poets Pub
Quadrille #21 – Take a Breath

33 thoughts on “the escape of air (20161121)”

  1. bravo! this is a wonderful rendition of the prompts – that last stanza speaks volumes in so few words

      1. Of course not! Although the word is most apt. Speaking of words, your haiku poems are very challenging. I’m actually having fun and will send you our collaboration by this weekend. Fun!! 😊

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