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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/2197543-Learning-to-Breathe
by Ned
Rated: E · Poetry · Emotional · #2197543
Involuntary poetry
Learning to breathe
unnecessary
it's
unconsidered, unstudied
Yet, precisely measured
its rise
and fall
a predetermined sentence.
A blue insolence
puffs a cheek
shakes a head
to refuse
But a mocking gasp
cries out the deceit of will
Calls me a liar


Objections not withstanding
unheeded
this
unsecured, unruly
Life, insists on its course
to rise
and fall
and though I deny it
The strong percussion
twixt collar and breastbone
resonates within
A taut skin
played with skillful finger.
Sings like the confession
of one accused.
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