Posted by: Ron DuBour | September 4, 2017

Cigarettes~by Paul F. Lenzi





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death dances

its lulling ritual

in the soft gray undulance

rising from my fingers

I nonetheless savor

warm Mesmer tastes of him

drawn from his embering leaves

around and across

my decadent tongue

pulled down

down and into

the centers of me

where I trap sticky filaments

gluing his powers

all his terrible powers

releasing the rest of him

thinned and diminished

encircling my taciturn face

while I wait

in my centers


when fortune or fate

will subsume

his ugly dark residue

(originally posted April 2013)



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  2. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

    • most welcome always!!!

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