At some point
he woke up
to the world
and began
to breathe
in it.
 
At another point
he lost his place
so instead
he forced
his lungs
to breathe
the world
in.
 
He continued
to breathe
for a while
but lungs
can only take
so much
before
they burst –
 
and all
he left
 
is
this.