Love Lives

The shallow-breathing kind.

nervous, anxious,

unsure of the atmosphere.

The forgetting-to-breathe sort.

halfhearted, distracted

exhaling now and then.

The breath-taking variety.

enthralled, engrossed,

no air lost on conversation.

The constricted-breathing type.

choking, gasping,

more oxygen needed than supplied.

The deep-breath one.

muscled, supported,

nothing held back, fully expanded.