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CIGARETTES
IN THE MAILBOX


Stop!
  warm glow
throughout humid night.
  tired collapse
    drifts
onto shadow-hidden faces.
  could the answer
    be the
discount wall panels
  691-0061
    or the
sign that says
  perhaps one way?
    to where
can we go?
sitting on the sidewalk
what? no cigarettes clenched
  between dirty
    fingers?
headlights in the distance
pass judgment
  oh, thoughtful america.
they threw lit
  cigarettes in
    the
      Mailbox

-Diane Ryan





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