I said farewell,
To eruption of flame, eddies of smoke,
And the same small hope
Of a moment that’s mine
Taken at everyone’s expense,
And only for me, but safe inside
The cloud of death, safe to hide
Where none will follow.
Resolving to put them away
Is choosing to live, to invest,
And everyone is impressed
Anyone would make that decision.
Today I’m a smoker
With no smoke to inhale,
Engaging in today pales