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breathe, suffocate


velvet tears slip down my cheek.

a gentle cry.

and the wet drops seep in the corners of my mouth

until

my lungs are full of my own salty, crystalline tears,

bringing buoyancy to boats that sail inside my veins.

as a rule, I try not to cry.

if a single tear is shed, who is to say that another will not follow?

compelling the rest to join

until I’ve immersed myself in the sea I’ve incepted,

and soon

all I see are the opalescent peaks of water colliding with my skin.

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  1. Date: 10/29/2013 10:26:00 AM

    Morgan this was a wonderfully touching piece; there never seems to be only one tear does there? :) This was indeed lovely.

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 11:27:00 AM

    Oh lordy, Morgan - What can I say. boats in my veins Yours is a precious gift. love, Kathy

    Tate Avatar Morgan Tate Date: 10/23/2013 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I appreciate this so very much. Thank you.
  1. Date: 10/23/2013 12:44:00 AM

    such smooth imagery. Morgan your pen is deep. ... Skat

    Tate Avatar Morgan Tate Date: 10/23/2013 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much.