Boy of Ash and Cigarettes.

By Kurashu

She said my flesh was ash
And my tongue composed of cigarette butts.
Breathe like a toxic plume.

I killed her slowly;
although, she loved every second.

Mein schoen Maedchen.
Until one day when she stopped.
Her lungs blacker than night.
The north star lost beyond recognition.

That night I died inside
(And fell into the ash tray among my brothers)

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© 2007 Alec Nikolas Reiter
Published on Wednesday, November 28, 2007.     Filed under: "Hillbilly" and "Poetry"
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  • Mute Serenade On Sunday, August 13, 2017, Mute Serenade (445)By person wrote:

    This is beautiful. The imagery is on point, and I'm so happy I've read it

  • Distorted_Reality On Wednesday, December 19, 2007, Distorted_Reality (101)By person wrote:

    This is really genius. It reminds me of something I wrote a while ago (minus the german) but written out way better than I had attempted. Awesome!

  • A former member wrote: This is gorgeous. It made me want to inhale the poem. I love you. xoxox

  • Trigger On Wednesday, November 28, 2007, Trigger (70)By person wrote:

    I really enjoyed this, both as a writer and a smoker, but why is "my beautiful girl" auf Deutsch?

  • Kurashu On Thursday, November 29, 2007, Kurashu (29)By person wrote:

    I felt like adding a little bit of German to my poem. It's been a while since I've done anything with German. Well, I did write half a letter to Kriste auf Deutsch a little while ago...

  • serotonin lost On Wednesday, November 28, 2007, serotonin lost (144)By person wrote:

    this has made me want to quit smoking but at the same time be a cigarette. I'm in love with this in a way that almost feels dirty

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