Countdown

By Fujimi


Hold your breath, count to ten.

Breathe in, breathe out; repeat 'til it disappears.

Cover mouth, neck, pick up pencil,

Write one page of everlasting depression.

Let go, iterate; breathe in, breathe out –

breatheinbreatheoutbreatheinbreatheoutbreatheinbreatheinbreathein . . .

Drop everything, release. Keep holding on.

Hold breath and count.


24 May 2007