…AHH, Exhale for Death

…painful, for those of us who live.
Though it’s not a choice.
It’s a duty we serve.
We cannot escape the overloading burden
That breathing requires oxygen,
And oxygen is our weakness.
It’s the supply for which we operate on.
Yet the disease we are all plagued with.
If for one moment we were allowed
To exhale or inhale…
… forever,
I would take my last breath.
And then ahhh…
…to death.

9-23-1992 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire