Talking through tightly held breath

Mumbling through the suffocating freedom

Words find their way

.

Through the gaps in her fingers

Air escaping right through the palm

Thoughts mixing with fogged sweat

Accumulated with my insecurities

Yelling, TRY ME BITCH

.

How long will you hold my breath?

Until, I finally spit fire

Or until you find a way to strangle my mind

.

Well, at least we both fought it out

At least we tried to

.

I don’t blame you

For hands still hold your breath

Strong enough to make you hold mine

.

But I am selfish now

For all that I have ever seen

.

I guess that’s what we would finally bond on

.

But I wish, I really really wish

I wish someday it lets you breathe

Only to let me breathe.