Lungs

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Lungs inhale

and drown dry

in murky places

flooded by drought.

Doubts rise,

mercurial deadfall

trapped in curdled chaos,

where dreams sink dumb-founded.

Panic

routs Freedom

until the Peacekeeper

is breathed in,

exhaled slow,

invited into capillaries,

sweet oxygenated blood

to cover

desperate respiration.

Exhale Slow

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Exhale slow, lest breath gets lost,

Breathe in deep when, laced with frost,

 Shallow gasps burn timid lungs,

Melt the tips from dripping tongues.