Smoke curls from his fingertips,
he lifts his hand to pursed lips;
drags deep
I can almost taste it
and I look away,
the liquorish black lick
of Temptation’s tongue.

©Cindy Taylor 2008

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. EverMe says:

    Oh Wow, did you stop smoking or am I missing this completely?

  2. theonlycin says:

    It was back in 2008, I stopped smoking for 4 months, then started again 😦

  3. granny1947 says:

    Let us NOT discuss smoking!!!

  4. Madmom says:

    I can relate to this!
    Have a great weekend, Cindy.

    1. theonlycin says:

      You too Madmom, I’ll be to and fro down 14th Avenue often; O Bunn is dancing at Pro Musica all weekend in the Dance Showcase.

  5. Jem says:

    oh yes, won’t you email me that link that you posted on FB – the one to the article that praised your writing? I couldn’t open it on my phone…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Have done so 🙂

  6. nrhatch says:


    Wispy tendrils of smoke entice quitters back.

    1. nrhatch says:

      And thanks for the free ad space on your blog! <|: )

  7. adeeyoyo says:

    Gee, Cin, how can you do that to those of us who have stopped, I am inhaling plain air now! *runs off to find some chewing gum*

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