Wednesday Words: Cigarette by J.K. Allen

Wednesday Words: Cigarette by J.K. Allen
July 25, 2018 No Comments » Poetry, Storytime Kat Avila

Our Special feature today comes from the files of our Chief Educational Development Officer, Dean of OWS U, and head poetry editor, J.K. Allen.


The color of autumn
burns slow at the
end of my cigarette
The flaring embers of
turning to ash with each
inhale of breath
This is the season
where I met you

My breath crystallizes
a plume of unspoken
words, thoughts kept secret
as they disperse in the
darkened light
wisps of prayers on wings
How many cigarettes had we shared
This is the season
where I knew you

The stars glint beyond
the clouds that gather
dark and stormy around my hair
My throat feels singed
with each intake of air
harsh and rasping, I open my lips
This is the season
where I lost you
I breathe in your absence, exhale between my teeth
This is the season
where you’re gone

©2016 J.K. Allen

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Kat Avila Katheryn is a programmer by day, writer by night. A lover of all things supernatural and helpless romantic at heart, she spends most of her writing time coming up with stories that incorporate at least one of the two. So far, she’s only published one book and a few short stories, but she intends to publish more work in the future. She lives with her boyfriend, Eric, and her puppy, Ada.

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