Tuesday, September 16, 2008

a pregnant pause in slow motion

the last cigarette of the pack,
thoroughly enjoyed,
smoked to the filter;
the last drag, intense and almost intolerable,

pulled with dedication;


maybe comfortably discarded during a brief pause,
a hairline opening between lips and words
as the only cue?

the filter drops.

...hits the ground,
for a moment,

{...as if the smoker knelt and placed it with care};

maybe next time it will be out a window.

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