The air around us

by Josh Skyler and Sami Etsimaje


From birth we have remained cultivated to seize its very being


In death we grasp the helm of its sleeve


Disregard it’s extent until our duration is expiring


It was present at our very conception


and it will be adjacent when the mothers grieve


choosing to conclude our existence with erratic selection


at the peak of the mountain we find it thriving


but past the clouds its duties are relieved


just the presence of Marlboro renders it quiet


like a myth we doubt its it ever lived


it’s the cupid with the scythe.


Photo of Josh Skylar by Sami Misan

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