she inhaled the weight of the world

with each breath


and with each exhale

fell deeper into the collapsed walls

of a dream

that she once called



and she knew

that even if her body kept moving


in the direction of death

as all living forms do

still her soul would fail



and the laws of how to live a life

did not apply anymore

as nothing else mattered

inside her fading brain

except a lurking passion

that she could not shake


and she knew

there were only moments

to waste

amidst the years

that would pass

in an instant

and so she wrote

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