Bits & Bones
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Bits & Bones

Dear Cigarette

Prose and a confession from a smoker’s child.

Photo by Mathew MacQuarrie on Unsplash. Edited by Slaidey Valheim.

I was pinned to the corner of rooms
as he wove himself around me;
under my arm, between my legs,
knotting fingers through my hair.

He was an ever-present announcement
that I didn’t belong.



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Slaidey Valheim

A writer of brutally honest non-fiction and gritty short stories. Editor of Crumpled Paper Press, Bits & Bones and Acidic Ink Publication! Tip on her Ko-fi!