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Paris. Cigars. Twelve.When I lived in Paris.
When I smoked cigars.
That afternoon you brought two cigars in a plastic bag.
They had a French-sounding name.
You told me what it was.
I was in a bad mood and said so.
You did not try to talk me out of it.
Now I’m alone.
The air smells like wet gravel.
Paris. Cigars. Eleven.When I lived in Paris.
When I smoked cigars.
I might have taken a wrong turn
on my way here this morning.
I’m not sure.
It looks like the same small table
under the same awning
caked with the same pigeon crap.
But something feels different.
Are you on vacation?
Of course, you do not have to tell me
you are going on vacation
and it is summer afterall.
Still, it would be too bad
if you left without hearing
the story about . . .
well, one of those stories
I seem to remember only as it gets warmer
and the trees leaf out.
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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