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Aspirations

Aspiration.
Such a hopeful word;
A harbinger of bright futures:
Determination at its best--
A breath of fresh air

Until you're choking on it.
Each bite problematic.
Will it go down,
or will you slowly suffocate
one piece of food at a time?
Textures become the enemy.

Will this one go down?
Will it stick?
Can you cough it out?
Or is it packing, piece by piece 
bite by bite--
Slowly, filling your lungs
in a wordless body that can't fight back?

Suffocation is an ugly death, 
not something to aspire too.
So why give those hacking coughs
such a glowing name?
Breathe it all in, 
but the air it's not sweet.
Such wonderful potential you have,
respiration of breakfast, lunch and dinner, even saliva;
layer by layer becomes a ticking bomb.
Who will be feeding you
when it becomes too much;
when respiration is no longer your aspiration,
And Aspiration is cause of death?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 10/7/2015 2:48:00 PM
we must aspire to Love one another....allowing no other ambition to uncover....the selfish desires that we all possess....that's the only way we can reduce all the stress....;)
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 10/7/2015 6:57:00 PM
Perhaps it is my big heart that causes the stress. Not sure how you justify this act, although I understand the need to normalize as much as possible.
Date: 10/7/2015 12:56:00 PM
An oxymoron for sure. Aspiration is far from what one would aspire to, and yet they share a name. Emile.
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 10/7/2015 2:46:00 PM
One of the ironies of language. Have missed seing you around.
Date: 10/7/2015 9:46:00 AM
Yes, a sickness of nuts, those who set goals too high. Thanks for looking me up. Enjoyed your work. Love, daver
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 10/7/2015 2:44:00 PM
Enjoyed it and your comments Daver.