tobacco spirit

when barely sixteen my brother handed me a cigarette
fifty years later
my overdose of nicotine saps my energy

but not so long as i was at sixteen
maybe
if i did not have that first cigarette
no
truth is i remember
my dream
is a world that has no need for addictions

next

- Abuela Musica
8 April 2000

to abuela..... to Moongate