23 hours ago
Friday, February 10, 2012
Somethings Bugging Me
Lil'sis and I often speak of our mother. The memories we have of her, and a visit to a lit magazine I want to submit to gave me inspiration. All in what someone said. They want ashtrays to make a comeback. What if they did.
My mom found beauty in objects like shiny glass ashtrays back then. I found beauty in all things she did.
I doubt they will stop selling some form of them, but not like the beauties they sold when I was a girl, and before.
But smoking is almost to the brink of being band in our homes. Not yet, but almost. They are pushing it and I think if someone wants to smoke badly enough, like mary jane, pot or whatever you call it, they will. Let them smoke. Don't take all of our freedoms away.
Because, you'll never take my memories of it away...
Are Ashtrays Making A Come Back
On a hearth
of any day
sit small jars of sand
memories fitting tightly
under lids; next to
moments in a mind’s eye
baring names in clear glass
(poems removed for submission considerations...)