even from this far

even from this far
back, you could see
the entire world spiraling
on the tip of her cigarette –
a sequined burden


  1. marlowe44

    I am fascinated by this mystery woman….making me wonder about the distance from this person, and the spinning orb, the “world” on the tip of her cigarette, and what, and relative to what is the “sequined burden”–and yet even without clarity of intent, there is the truth within the poetry, the vividness of the imagery and the symbolism, whatever its meaning, still interesting, still attractive, fresh, unique to you.

  2. y

    i think i imagined that many things can be a burden to her: having the cigarette; having to smoke; the things that make one need a smoke; the entire world hanging off of that sequined, lit tip…(smile)

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