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Just Blowing Smoke.

Updated on October 13, 2009

Just Blowing Smoke




His fingers fumbled
frantically in the ebony
shadows of the foliage that hid him
scrabbling at the matches
tearing one away and
frictionalizing it into flame
then with a gasp
almost as an afterthought
cupping his hands around it
to disguise its daylight brilliance
eyes darting around
the perimeter nervously
cursing his stupidity as he
sucks in a long draw of nicotine
in a manner almost emphysemic
his heart pounding from the rush
head jerking back in satisfaction
holding it in, savoring it
prolonging the relief
then so rudely interrupted
in an instant,Crack!! slam!!
head jerked forward
in a split second, split open
splintered skull and bits of
brain matter splattered
all over the cherished cigarette
now a soggy tube
tumbling in slo-mo
with his soul
to the dirt in a collage
of sorrow, body slumping
to a fetal position
camouflage crushing
the genuine camel unfiltered
eyes glazing as his last
physical act on earth
leaves him
just blowing smoke


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    • Jewels profile image

      Jewels 8 years ago from Australia

      So glad I gave up!