A Single Breath

January 25, 2018
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A sun-scraped the pavement with sighs with relief
as luminous drops of rain
bound across its surface.

My weight meets the earth's surface
and creaks and stretches as I take aim.

Humid air relieves my parched mouth
as it makes a temporary residence
in my chest.

Wind whispers encouraging words
as the leaves shatter with every
tumbling motion.

A fresh opportunity fills my
nose as the rain stumbles away,
leaving scents of soaking branches
and rich soil behind.

Rigid plastic leaves imprint on the soft
flesh of my shoulder just
before the point of the  agonizing pain.

Every winged creature takes flight
Inside my stomach
and leaves me
as the bullet leaves the chamber.

And then i take aim again
For my next shot.

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WolfWhisperer0911This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
today at 8:13 pm
@DeadOPG Great poem! I think it will get better if you might mention the feeling of being nervous of death or the courage of fighting for his/her country and his/her family. But be sure of grammar such as capitalizing the all the I's.
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