every time i exhale , a piece of you , a piece of us , dissipates into thin air.
for years , i breathed you.
carefully joined to my lips
like life support ---
YOU were my air.
time wears at my brain.
the constant click of the second hand drives me insane
in an apparent circular motion
constantly leering at my rearview mirror
counting the seconds that separate WE into you and I
and i choke.
i can no longer feel the riseandfall in my chest.
my heart stands still.