She smokes constantly

   in the beginning

as if I didn’t know

   so why does

it matter so now?


Hair undone

 dirty dishes

the circle begins

   inevitable break-up

my porcelain beauty’s

   flaws show

reality sets in



She gives me that look

   she smokes constantly

as if didn’t know

   ooohs and aaaaaahs

sweat dripping


she lights up

   she smokes constantly