How does she breathe?
Her words run one into the next, over and under each other, never giving me a chance to respond. She never pauses. Never takes a breath. Never pulls in air.
I can’t stand it anymore. I can’t get a single word in. I have to listen to her every second of the day and I can say nothing.
I’ll get a word in now.
I’ll place my hands around her neck
and I’ll squeeze hard enough to stop the words
and with the words she never let me say I’ll ask her
How do you breathe.