Ash to Ash

SmokingDeath

(flit)

Phhhh,

Hhhhhh

 

Shit.

Do I have it?

Is this how my lungs usually feel?

I don’t even know.

Waiting

 

0.2% of people aged 30-39

 

I hear her coughing in the kitchen,

like someone smacking and scraping

an empty cardboard box.

 

“Like an iron weight on your chest,

like breathing through a pinched nose.”

 

Phhhh,

Hhhhhh

 

Dizzy cold falling fuck oh my god this is it I have it

I remember that it could be

exciting

and interesting.

It would be alright to die like that.

 

Waiting.

OK, I feel alright

I think.

 

I/we can’t see what’s happening.

 

Phhhh,

Hhhehhh…

 

With stones and bamboo poles.

they killed thousands,

even children.

She said they knew he was innocent,

but the people stoned him until he was broken

into pieces that mixed with the gravel path,

desperate to prove their own innocence.

 

One third of Europe

 

I should quit anyway.

Phhhh,

Hhhehhh…

 

13,000 Americans die

every day from

smoking.

 

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“I don’t take responsibility at all.”

 

Phhhh,

Hhhhhh

 

Man, sometimes I get so fucking scared.

It’s hard to get comfortable with the fact

life is just

ash to ash.

 

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