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August 30, 2005

New Orleans Poem

By Brenda Harrison Bell.

afterwards, lying in the dark,
with the ashtray on her stomach,
she watched him
fumble
to put out the cigarette
with only the ember for light

and thought
how too casual a touch
can lead to
burning

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 30, 2005 08:51 AM

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