Death and Gangrene
2 act of
3 deliberate overstepping,
5 today in the face of
8 death and gangrene, I threw out Michael's final
13 pack of cigarettes and all of the ashtrays and all his lighters, too.
2 said to
3 my late husband
5 in January, 1999, the next
8 time I see a cigarette in your hand,
13 I'm driving to the nearest airport and taking the next plane out, regardless
21 of destination. By then I'd watched Fred nearly die twice. I refuse to take part in slow, ugly suicide by cigarette.
2 control a
3 single soul,
5 but that doesn't mean I
8 will watch my life go up in smoke.