the lighter made a sound

the lighter made a sound as if it would backfire up my nose
…my reaction time was Slow to not-at-all
but it lit the bowl and i inhaled until i was able to type

as i sit here with fingers at the ready,
the words back-up
traffic jam
accident waiting to happen

waiting to happen
…waiting to think a thought worthy of telling me tomorrow when i read it

another toke
…i need a joke
or conversation with a newspaper from tibet

waiting to happen on the feelings behind the symbols
…so i can understand the plight of man
…as he stands
…waiting for passage to his next life as a lighter

bring me to think of some other home for someone else
bring me to think of another way of getting it done
bring me to think of others nights
…what do THEY do before retiring to rest their containment

waiting for something to happen
that isn’t
that hasn’t
and won’t

___________________________________________dld 04.07.08

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