breathing in to start talking, not knowing the finish
breathing in then the words that are the air's best efforts

breathing in for in breathing we are two instruments
of exchange (nothing else since I'm so bad at singing)

breathing in for if we ever become transparent
from any angle then the spectators from there

will be interested chiefly in the air and its lucid
writing slowly enwrapping our internal organs

breathing in for today the air seems especially
diligent: even though our plans pointed to silence,

the air reaches our mouths with a plastic tube
from the material that bends, gags us, crumbles to pieces

breathing in, ever curious which of these broken options
will be heard in confession dictated by the song

breathing in that stubbornly questions itself whether
its gifts consist of something else than its enwrapping