Cigarrette lighter Smiley

by Omi Salavea

A cigarrette burns
much slower than love
though a raindrop
can extinguish
smoldering tobacco
Teardrops can dampen a soul.


Author's Note: i learned when i was a little kid a cigarrette lighter can make a burn in the shape of a smiley face. i learned when i was 18 that a cigarrette tends to calm me down. i learned last night even a confused heart can put out an entire pack of cigarrettes without you knowing it.

Posted on 07/25/2005
Copyright © 2019 Omi Salavea

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 07/26/05 at 02:55 AM

Well spoken...profound truth!

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 01/30/06 at 08:01 PM

Oh my! Omi I like this....Charlie

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 01/20/11 at 05:25 PM

Congrats Omi on POTD!

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 01/20/11 at 05:52 PM

Congrats on POTD! Good topic (very close to my heart) Oh yes; just love those endorphins. Well done.

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