Branching through the lungs,
passive-aggressive molecular absorption in
tiny rivulets flowing with botanical cast-offs.
Breath in, Breath out
Can You Hear It?
Deep Breaths this time.
Flood your mind and
try to fill the yawning expanse with tree-gifts:
glucose and paper backs
a stop-gap to death and anxiety.
Swallow reproaches like cough candy, solid ashy unspoken words,
With mumbled frustrated sighs, airy and bitter.
Life-givers disappear into the unimaginable.
It’s equivalent exchange,
Absorb and release.
In, Out, In, Out
Sullen rain batters down
punishing smokers like a disappointed mother.
A hydrogen homecoming straight into dirty potholes;
mingling and dancing with the grimy grim.
A chemical shower intended to clean the air.
Walk safely, Little One.