Sharp

My skin is leather a size too small.

I have to use force to split flesh

so that I can breathe in high heat.

 

These blades aren’t for fun.

They tear through fabric

and cost me more than I earn.

 

It may be my fault,

but oxygen is essential

and CO₂ just hurts.

 

© Alicia Beavis

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