squeaky clean and cigarette burns

passed out
woke up
burnt cig in left hand
dangling just over the side of the worn-out and squeaky
queen size bed
not
large
enough
for
this
king.

the long days and nights
have
burned
this
pseudo-man
out.

i turn around and notice a lady next to me
sleeping
snoring
i must’ve done something right
but
i have no memory of the moment
we
shared
nor
can
i recall her name.

i make a quick decision
to roll back over
and
go
back
to
sleep…

i expect the lady will be gone when i wake up again
and won’t have to worry about remembering her name
but
I
definitely
should
address
the issue
of
falling
asleep
with
lit
cigarettes.

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jonathandeanrichie

Currently living in Vietnam, teaching English, fixing the world's problems.

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