Jimi Doyle

Rookie - 104 Points (Chicago)

Breathing Machine - Poem by Jimi Doyle

I have a breathing machine
I use it when my lungs are dirty
blocked with soot or feathers
or when there is too much moisture
in all of the air around me

and I need to take a sip to breathe

I have a breathing machine
I use it when I breathe out my dreams

when boredom gets to panic
I think about my machine

every time a buzzer sounds
every time a snake slides
every time Jesus gets lonely


Comments about Breathing Machine by Jimi Doyle

  • Martin O'Neill (3/5/2012 1:18:00 PM)

    Jeez Jimi, no-one ever cut me like that one.
    That one hit a deep deep target.
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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (12/1/2009 10:50:00 PM)

    Impressive, introspective, and very well written. The thought/idea is an eye opener and cause the reader to reflect, particularly the last lines. 10++++

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 3, 2004

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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