Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Smoker / nounofme

The Smoker

She had one cigarette left
It was midnight

She was naked and warm
watching a movie
snacks and coke
there were winter storm warnings out
as she looked out the window
she could  see at least two inches down

She lit up the last one and walked back to bed
snuggling in as the commercial ended
she tamped out her last one
then walked to the dresser
and the coat pockets
the ash trays for a long butt

She put on her  pants and shirt
found the car keys and headed out

Quick trip

Five miles in heavy snow

Hello ..... Two packs of Camel shorts

She died of lung cancer during the trip home

No not really .....
She slid off the road and ran into a tree

No ......
She got home took off all her clothes and slid back into bed

No .......
She slipped on the snow going back to the house

But whatever she did she
lit up before she did it
like a true smoker


Clever, Missouri, U.S.A. 

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