degrees of separation

driving open window
60k’s an hour
a woman, smoke tainted
exhales on the side of the road
and i 50m later
breathe what she exhaled –
there is no you and i in this
we are breath and earth
and water and life.
the same air that moves smooth
across vocal folds
to speak these words,
yesterday last gasped the fish
held fast in in the cormorant’s beak,
this morning sang
sunbird sweet
from the tree
at the edge
of the forest.

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Degree

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