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I Can’t Breathe

by Hawa Fuseini

CO2 pulsating against

My alveoli

Fighting against death

Each breath a thought process

Inhibiting my mind, soul and heart

Apart dissecting your appearance and

Together making you a part of me

We in mind are together

but reality kills me every time

I can’t breathe because you are not with me

You take each breath of mine faster than death

I’m at rest

R.I.P to my chest

The home of my heart

Inside it’s cold and dark


We’re apart

My diaphragm pushes my stomach

Which is lacking the butterflies you feed me

Everytime you’re near me

My pharynx lacks the speechless words stuck in my throat

Whenever you’re close

I can’t breathe because you’re not with me to cope.

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