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  • The Cost of Breath
  • Tanya Ko Hong

Talk about the woodstacked high in the living roomwhat it coststo breathe in my home—raw wood, oakso long and thick—a dead elephant stretched wall to wall

He said to acclimate takes timeand more money—heartwoodslow to open, to breathe—one week        became a month                became a year

I couldn't breatheA pile of planksunusable, forlornit had to go.

I want to speak my mindinstead of smile.Nice girls don't speaktheir minds orquestion men—

How dear it isto breathe. [End Page 249]

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ISSN
1934-1520
Print ISSN
0732-1562
Pages
p. 249
Launched on MUSE
2019-04-19
Open Access
No
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