l (apostrophe) air morte

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: December 11, 2011

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Submitted: December 11, 2011



l’air morte


the last breath which speaks to no one

though others may be present

others may be in the room or on the street

when/where it happens

it dissipates into the surrounding air

as if its point of origin had never actually



a few too many drinks before a car ride on a night

with a bit of

black ice

a curiosity concerning a drug one has never tried, with

no frame of reference besides the snide smile offering

a moment too long of cabin fever brand depression in

a house alone with a stocked gun cabinet

a spouse cheating on their significant other who has

just stirred up a fatal cocktail to offer them

a sickness eating from within which bears no signs on

the face or the exterior until it is too late

a lover whose passion cannot stand another in the mix

finding out how to correctly operate a pistol with a



and blood fills the world


as the breaths subtract themselves away

into finality.

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