Shallow Breaths | Short Poem on life

I live on shallow breaths
a sigh here and a gulp there
hurried but silent

the people on TV often
teach the art of breathing
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savor every breath – they say

but how do you slow down
when escaping a sky that keeps
crashing around you
when the metallic murmur
follows your footsteps
while you hide beneath the
crumbles of your home

maybe deep-breathing
is only for the living

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