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June 29, 2009

I am not worthy

I breathe in
Approximately one eighth
Of the required amount
Of air to fill my lungs
I tell myself
Make do with that
You greedy
Spread it thinly
It’ll last

I breathe out
And hurt

I am
A little hard on myself

by Rachel Fox

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  1. June 29, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Nice to see this one getting a bit of exposure, Rachel.

  2. June 29, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I think of you every time I see it now, Jim. You were the first one to ever say you liked it!

  3. June 30, 2009 at 2:50 am

    This is really lovely, sad but kind of hopeful too at the end. Enjoyed that. Thanks

  4. June 30, 2009 at 5:53 am

    Hey – that’s me…sad but kind of hopeful!
    Glad you like. Maybe I should postcard this one. It would fit.

  5. June 30, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    This poem is lovely and elegant, simple and deep.

  6. June 30, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Elegant? I don’t get that one much…like it though. Thanks. Much appreciated.

  7. June 30, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Powerful little poem and very well read, gives me the shivers!

  8. July 1, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Yes, it’s not one I’ve read out much…in fact ever now I think about it…but I was surprised when I listened to it back. It does seem to work.
    Thanks, Sorlil.

  9. July 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Nice work, Rachel, and good to see you getting the exposure you deserve!

  10. July 1, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Excellent. Good to see and hear this in the most innovative poetry mag online.

  11. July 2, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Now it’s starting to feel like a party! Anyone need another drink? Who’s got the corkscrew?

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