cigarette shadows

tonight
i hurt.

it’s not pretty.
i won’t draw it pretty

he said
but i think i will simply
not draw it at all

because
you painted in my cigarette shadows
yourself that night
and there is enough ugliness in this world
without us putting any more
down on beautiful and white
stretched canvases.

~~~~~~~~~~

ten points if you know the book this was inspired by.

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  1. Jenica

    Well, I don’t know the book, but this is a very poignant and well-written poem.

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