Feb 01

Nicotine Wiggle of the Carcinogen Cowboy

what have
we become?

watch close
you might see
static positions
flowing through
a carpal tunnel syndrome

a voice lost somewhere
beneath the pillow
under the bed
behind the computer monitor

hidden sinkholes
in a virtual sandbox

a lustful breath drifts
from one strange mouth
to the next

violent erections scramble
the internet porn
while the carcinogen cowboy
does the nicotine wiggle

life is reduced to
a fistful of
palm sweat
& kung fu drizzle

the aroma of Budweiser
& Marlboro menthols
as a voluptuous
cigarette butt bouquet
slowly blooms
in the ashtray
next to the computer

–Brian W. Fugett

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