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Smoke Rings

the smoke-filled chaos
of consent
quarrel and desire
a dozen inn house tables
covered with confusion
anticipation waits
hesitates
and dissipates into words
losing itself
in the depths of discussion

the dull aesthetics of contempt
indistinguishable shades of passion
distasteful yet fascinating
repulsive but undeniable
twisting intentions
and sketching silhouettes
of impulse and attempt

the orchestrated formula
of our many lives
dedicated to deception
and hiding from the truth
dancing in the darkness
of shame and delight

assorted ashtrays
full of confession
glasses full of tears
entangled in the smoke rings
of compassion
and disdain