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  William Breden

Published on: 1/16/2013
I am Pompeii

I do not remember buying an ashtray

And yet there is one in every room.

There are now seven lighters in the drawer

Next to the dead batteries.

I have been conquered by smoke and ash.

I am Pompeii.

Twist your smile around your cigarette,

Sigh softly a cloud,

Kiss me

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