time yet again to get on with
the important work of forgetting.
there’s no jab for not being able to breathe
no injection for anxiety
you just have to train yourself to
breathe again, like
you’ve never done it before.

concentrate like it’s hard
– because it is –
like your life depends on it
– because it does.

put all of your effort into this thing
that is coming so naturally to
everyone around you. this thing
that nobody else even has to think about
has to be the only thing you think about

until you don’t think about it anymore.
and who knows when that will be
or how you will get there?