Love Lives

A poem by L A Felleman, December 2019

Currently, L A is an accountant at the University of Iowa. Before that, she was a seminary professor. Prior to that, she was a pastor. She moved to Iowa City with her husband in June 2016 and started writing poetry soon afterwards. In order to learn this new craft, LA attends the Free Generative Writing Workshops and participates in local poetry readings.

The hitched-breath kind
nervous, anxious
unsure of the atmosphere

The shallow-breathing type
halfhearted, distracted
exhaling now and then

The breath-taking variety
enthralled, engrossed
no air lost on conversation

The constricted-inhale sort
choking, gasping
more oxygen needed than supplied

The deep-breath one
muscled, supported
nothing held back, fully expanded