Dust Bowl

Carly Xagas

 

a weighted sigh
bursts from my diaphragm

 

a plume mushrooms upward
grit and debris extending outward

 

i sigh heavy and often
the wind in my body begging

 

lungs heaving the dust bowl

 

and

 

getting that sandpapery
aridity

 

out.

 

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