deleted depletion

the photographs were
like carbon dioxide
that depleted the ozone

slowly, boxing in the
memories frozen in
the frame of my mind

so I tried to breathe
& delete those mole-
cules that threw me

they took over brain
cells as they fell into
my subconscious

i built up dreams
that created boxes
no room to scream

a greenhouse with
no room to grow
so i didn't breathe

i couldn't, wouldn't
let you destroy my
last chance at living

a/n: all i had to do was press delete