basement air (GLM project poem)

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name: zoe
oasis name: zoe rose
and i am so not repeating this.

"basement air"

and even within the safety of a basement
i could feel the air, its tangible, heavy cause to make me wish
i could lift my hand and swim through that murky-felt nothing
and cradle her face
because i could imagine a life with her
or without

it’s like a record spinning lifeless, and i just feeling

by lifting her into my safe place
maybe i created one