The First Time He Taught Me How To Breathe

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Write a poem in which the word “breathe” appears three times. 

 

The first time,

he taught me

how to breathe.

 

The second,

he took away

my ability to breathe.

 

And the third time

I’m teaching myself

how to breathe again.

 

___

By Madeleine Kirchhoff on page 13 of I Am Incomplete Without You.

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