Shawn L. Bird

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poem- quivers October 6, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:54 pm
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Your anxiety

ripples the air

pushes and pulls me,

threatens my calm.

I’d breathe you my peace

but you inhale all I have

then you rustle and quiver,

vibrating me

into your distress.

The airlines say,

put on your own oxygen mask first.

I need my air.




9 Responses to “poem- quivers”

  1. Melody J Haislip Says:

    Absolutely terrific! It moves beautifully and the ending is the Best! 🙂

  2. trE Says:

    YES! I love this! Especially the last line!

  3. Those who can’t breathe on their own, can give nothing to the vampire in the room.

  4. hakeem Says:

    I really like the feeling communicated

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