1. The murmur of a father telling his tiny, whimpering child to take a deep breath
  2. The depression in the air the moment before the tears
  3. The way breath leaves you when you are about to see him
  4. The moan of orgasm and avocado toast
  5. The sharp inhale when the first slap of ocean hits you
  6. The silence of forgetting to breathe when you read something that changes you
  7. The rocking boat of your breath in sleep
  8. The air around you like a new cosmos right before you come
  9. The lungs a taut underwater balloon, keeping you of one world and not the other
  10. The heaving chest between sobs
  11. The death rattle
  12. The shelter of breath when nothing else is known