Monday, September 7, 2015

Dorm Room Air

What can happen in a second?

The air can change
The one second it takes someone to exhale
as they climb the steps into their new dorm room
is a climax of mixed emotions

Where happiness, wonder, loneliness, relief, and retreat
come together, all at once, fluttering in the chest
desperate to escape through that exhaled breath

But the air it travels through is thick
with emotions others have released in their own breath
So in the next second
the next inhale brings back more emotions, both old and new,
fluttering right back inside you

This continues every second 
until the community of new roommates and neighbours 
begin to relax the air that we breathe in.

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