studies in memory ii: cigarette smoke | Teen Ink

studies in memory ii: cigarette smoke

August 28, 2013
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius


cigarette smoke
your shoulder blades
the stiff shudder as you cried on me, after her, after everything
you didn't know what to do and so
i held onto you
tight because i knew you needed me there
and i was there.
your hair was long and dirty and smelled like you
your menthol Camels and masculinity
but still a broken heart overpowered it all
and i always thought that you were brave or at least careless
but as you lean on me outside your car
late at night
only the orange light between your broken fingers glowed
and that is how you taught me
how love goes.



Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 1 comment.


Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 17 2013 at 5:22 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

and i always thought that you were brave or at least careless but as you lean on me outside your car late at night only the orange light between your broken fingers glowed and that is how you taught me how love goes.   I'm marveled with the talent you possess to create such beautiful words, sincere and touching. I'm assuming this is an Alex poem by how you begin it. How he came to you when things were over with "her". And by how you thought he was indifferent and in the end he taught you the real meaning of love. This poem is again one of your best. Congrats on the Editors' Choice. This poem is 5/5!