The Rule of 3
We can survive 3 minutes without breathable air.
(Or longer when you’re near – I can’t tell –
my breathing becomes so shallow).
We can survive 3 hours in extreme heat or cold.
(My insides intensify to where my skin almost burns
and I find excuses to get away – for me, not because of you).
We can survive 3 days without drinkable water.
(Can thoughts be water? I can’t go 3 days
without thinking of you).
We can survive 3 weeks without food.
And I’ll learn to survive without you.