It can be fatal:
not being able to breathe.
Regret is to fail at the trivial
without even realising it.
While lungs are being well fed,
people still suffocate.
Surely something is being misread
perhaps an instruction or caution.
Yet when pondered, it seems unlikely
that each who had gasped, got it wrong.
Maybe it’s the lyrics of the song
which are to be held accounted.
Try breathing with your eyes closed
and laughing with your ears shut,
maybe suffocation will cease to occur
when both body and mind will concur.