Sometimes, I Breathe

Woman of delicacy

Fragile, dainty, collected

Small

Grow within yourself

Do not expose the

Mess of man’s mind —

Collected

Learn to breathe

In

Through your nose and

Out

Through your nose once again;

Do not gulp

The air that man breathes

Little breaths for you

And when your face turns

Blue and purple

Your lungs pleading for air

Well, my dear

Smack

A little blush on those horrid cheeks!