New Poem: Gasp

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Sigh, here we go again. 

Gasp

I am sorry
to take up
all the air now

Sixteen thousand
and five days
is a long time
to hold your breath

It should have been easy
shouting with rage and fury
over the pain
the loss
and the erasure
of others while holding it all in

And I should have continued
as you piled the weight on my chest
with the words of those who would bury me
to celebrate yourself

I suppose I am weak
and selfish
to dare be myself
and ask I not be forgotten

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