Thursday, November 12, 2009

Autumn Fires

On the sidewalk after coffee,
my dead father appears long enough
to inhale the smoke rising from my friend’s
freshly lit cigarette. The three of us
smile, say nothing.

(first publication)

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RUDHI - Chance said...

Must be a special tobacco-smoke or a medium look through the veil of times, William...

William Michaelian said...

And a little bit of everything else, all in one moment. Thanks, Rudhi.