i twist the lid and breathe in deeply.
as the scent fills my veins, i become
intoxicated by your half-hearted
promises and float into limbo.
coming down feels distant as
you trace my ribs and mutter
nothings into my ear. i slip from
consciousness and breathe.
as i scratch against my cheeks,
you wait patiently for my chest
to restart it’s rise and fall. you
leave and i fall into dreams.