breathing

in out

in out

in out

are the words

the sounds

the breathing

on repeat.

in out

in out

in out

in out

is the movement we make when we make love

the motion we are told when we give birth

is the breathing we take when our hearts hurt.

the sound we make when we are are pumping circulation into a collapsed body

the directions we give to someone in a panic attack

the breathing when we are hiding behind the door from a perpetrator

in out, in out, in out, in out, in out,

is the fist fighting

the ey

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