everybody is seeking retribution for not breathing
the people cannot breathe and long for freedom
the oppression of ‘other than’
‘the other’ of all lands has risen and demands breath
for decades, the lungs of people have receded
not grown, and now, now they demand air, growth, change
like the mad sea churning, searching for new surf
boundaries shift creating undulating curves
widening the girth of humanity, to build, connect over
mountains onto plains onto oceans onto lands, anew
unstoppable in force, in breath, in storm.
to breathe free.