A Poem About Tom

by Laura Dyer

Smokers like him
They make love to their cigarettes
Teasing the smoke that rises from gathered fingertips
Prolong the first inhale, sigh with satisfaction
Working his way up to the climax
The final drag and then—release

He will walk away satiated, his desire fulfilled for now
Leaving only in his wake a breadcrumb trail of cigarettes,
the remains of a one night stand


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These Are Fragments is out of print from The Blasted Tree Store.

Laura Dyer

Contributing Author

These Are Fragments by Laura Dyer is a previously published work. For information about the publication history of These Are Fragments, please read the Acknowledgements (Acknowledgements & Thanks).

ISBN [Digital]: 978-1-987906-01-1

Cover Design by Kyle Flemmer - Cover Image by Zdeněk Tobiáš