I think that for the last 5,000 years
the whole world has been trying to survive on
one breath of air.
Billions of people
all intaking the same breath,
and praying it won't be their last.
I think that
we're all united by the commonality
that we're all lost causes
living on that one breath
and any minute God could come down
and swallow up our share
and leave us desolate.