air rushes in, fills
or empty sac
yearning for breath
600 million breaths times 6.9 billion
can’t control the air-machines
of flesh or steel
A person who lives until the age of 70 will have taken at least 600 million breaths in his or her lifetime. (source: http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/body_basics/lungs.html).
Approximately 20 million people in the U.S. suffer from asthma, 9 million of these are children. (source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asthmainchildren.html)
6.9 billion is the world’s current approximate population.
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