smoke love

it was just before the spring equinox that we shared
a cigarette and you lulled me into your arms like
carbon monoxide. a slow exhalation and i was there,
like smoke in a jar. burn marks on the insides of my
thighs, the side of my neck, my lips peeling and bloody.
lungs blackened, i heaved you a fragment of song
and you caught my notes in your mouth, menthol
sentiment sweet and heavy. they will find us like
discarded filters in the stomachs of fish, unfinished
decomposition, our love still smoking.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.