i picked up smoking

I picked up smoking

just to have a secret.

I had shared everything else

with anyone who would listen

and especially anyone who would ask.

when you were at work

I would stand under our tree

treating my lungs

to mentholated chemicals

then flick the butts

over our tall fence

into the neighbors tall grass.

It’s  a wonder

that I never started a fire.

In my heart

I wanted to.

 

 

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