breathing games

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By El Engerman

you match your inhales to mine as i do yours
we exhale together, warming the frigid air

waning clouds of stale smoke drift lazily overhead
joined by the ghosts leaving our mouths and noses

i press my ear to your chest, to your lungs
secretly i test you, in sync for a minute

then i fill my lungs, my chest, to bursting
undeterred, you catch up to me on the exhale

and we breathe together once again

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