temporary solution to inhalation

by strannikov

where his breath is, there the man respires ‘round it

agape at the moment he's awakened to.

Dread often is a slower creature than Deed

pulls slow shoes on at all hours grumbling the while—

nothing tastes so evil as coffee that's cold.

sequences without interruption until—

rude hiccoughs, body-jolting hiccups erupt,

respiratory exhaustion no near threat

but resolve and resolution can't proceed,

the involuntary action interrupts:

until cold water becomes creature of Deed.