Tuesday, September 10, 2013

the last cigarette

five
maybe seven minutes of glory
if i really stretch it out
it suddenly occurs to me now 
after forty six years of white smoke
trailing up through my fingers
smoking after waking up
smoking after eating 
smoking while drinking alcohol
or steaming black tea
smoking after sex
smoking in bed
smoking in the bathtub
i have been preparing myself
practicing for this moment
savoring this passion
that has driven my life and
brought me here 

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