Susan Bruce

  Underwater Is A Fishy Thing

  Not having breath is not like
not having had any ever.

Having breath will not
get you pregnant.

In this world of the United
Nations not having inhalations

is unthinkable. No one
takes more than they need

no atmospheric larceny.
When you can’t see the breath

can’t un-earth it and you have none
in reserve, it’s not your fault.

The earth folds inward
taking you along.

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