In light of recent events

Breath is justice
a manifestation in our lungs
one long enough to take hold
to consume us
leaving us overcome with existence

Breath that refuses to halt
uncontrollable
heaving and pumping
rising and falling with the chest
a thoughtless but powerful clockwork

Suffocation is an antidote
to the elation in our eyes
the beating in our hearts
a trampling and choking
forever subduing the writhing body

In between breaths                                         
when all is unassuming
before sunlight encompasses us
and the nightfall consumes us
justice harbors the innocent

but only for a moment

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