checked

Drag the fingernails
Painted green
Across the album cover
That took your values
And put them in checked baggage
Still belonging to you
The tag still attached
(You hope,
Lest it get on the wrong plane
To Japan)
But not close enough
To feel
Put in the airless chamber
Waiting for a Hail Mary
For release
Now try breathing
Hard, isn’t it?

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