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I walked easily
Without feeling the wind
Or hearing my feet
Until my lungs exhaled

I sped up
Without wondering why
Or even questioning it
Until my lungs expanded

I ran
Without stifling the impulse
Or letting the pain show
Until my lungs stretched wide

I fell
Without losing my balance
Or crying out in surprise
Until my lungs began to crack

I felt the ground
Without doubt or anger
Or guilt or jealousy
Until my lungs exploded

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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