Breathe out, breathe in, breathe out, breathe in. In must always follow out for the whole business to go on at all. Even if it feels like rubbing your lungs back and forth along a grater, even if you have to throw yourself into the effort, the way you once threw yourself into an office assignment or a piece of housework. Out, in, breathe out, breathe in
Keefer, Janice Kulyk, Going over the Bars, Kunapipi, 6(1), 1984.