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July 8, 2014
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


there's a flicker of hope at the end
of a matchstick
that only i can understand

and only you
can taste
it

why do you light those cigarettes?

which burn your finger-
tips and
cloud your judgment

and the air,
both

but i never looked a blunt
in the face,
because it's not about
the nicotine

it's the glow of the butt
as it shimmers
out

that mesmerizes me long
enough to forget
i'm cold

and you consume the left-
over ashes that
fall

but i'm already blown away



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