i. 2/5/13

sometimes,

i breathe against
the ocean and
i cannot exhale

and i cannot swim.

i am sinking, so
eloquent and i am
drowning, hands

awash in blood,
because i cannot,
i cannot.

(i am mouthing the
words, teeth clinging
and breathing fractured
under bedsheets.

i am sinking)

because i cannot swim.

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