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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Olivia Williams


3 Months Sober

I like to mix the taste of cigarettes
With chocolate covered raisins
And energy drinks, from the gas station on the corner
I smoke Newports and Pall Mall menthols
$6.50 a pack
I save the receipts, ink and paper proof that I was here
$5.50 on bread, $2.00 for toothpaste
I exist
I circle the words I use most in my thesaurus
Burrow my feet under blankets warm from the dryer
I sit back, I lay down
I suck hard sweet candy, I lie in the sun
I drag my cigarette
Socks on, socks off
I close my eyes, then open them.