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(Contains: strong language)
Tonight is hot cigarettes
and coffee with their fingers
on the backspace key
pressing hard almost
happy to waste the
momentary pleasure
before an empty page.

As my friend
who wants the waitress
tips his whole wallet
and searches our pockets
for a pen so he can
write his number on the
nameless receipt with
a smiley face that
screams (fuck me) to
a poor college kid on break
but I don't blame him, I
would fuck her too. I would
forget that I have no money
and take her somewhere nice
in a borrowed car and we would
split the check with my reluctant
credit card that gives my pennies
to a charity for pandas
and other sweet things.

Staring into a thin cup
of cream and sugar, and smiling
as if I know better
while I take a moment to
fantasize about ten or twelve faces
and two or three bodies then
maybe take a moment
to get more addicted
before the sizzle and ash.
Short stories are coming very slowly, I'm finding it hard to say what I want to say in more than one or two sentences.
So, more poems, because poems are good.
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schriftsteller Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   Writer
Ah, this is brilliant. It's removed enough to let us see the entire scene unfold but still has the personal touch engrained inside it. This is one of my favorite poems I've read in a while and I read quite a bit. There's just something about this that I love and I can't quite put my finger on it. It's...like how I wish Bukowski wrote. Ha.
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FallingAsleepTonight Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   Writer
"like how I wish Bukowski wrote"
My insides just squeezed themselves a bit, thank you so much :)
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schriftsteller Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   Writer
Well, I'm glad I could make you happy! I do mean it, though.
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I love it
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FallingAsleepTonight Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Writer
Thank you thank you
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You are very welcome
I really do love it
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ChaoticM3thod Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
"I'm finding it hard to say what I want to say in more than one or two sentences."

Don't fall for this. All good writing is brevity. Whatever you do, do not run in circles.
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FallingAsleepTonight Featured By Owner May 15, 2013   Writer
Sometimes I just want to go slow
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ChaoticM3thod Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Forgot to add; the rest of the stuff you see in good novels is either story or poetic fluff. Both are fine, but the real meat, the idea you convey, shouldn't be so verbose.
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Sinnomangirl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The beginning really draws you in. You know its going to be interesting right away. This is so visual, I even know his card donates to pandas. Haha. I love it.
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