warm storm

a rainy season addict
whether in northern californian chill
or cambodian monsoon heat
i go searching for nicotine
whenever downpours arrive

sweating under an awning
taking furtive puffs between
internet cafes on monivong boulevard

standing in the shelter
of a well-loved porch
inhaling deeply between laughs

in bliss
in melancholy
in ecstasy
in worry

i seek the alchemy
of rain and smoke
to wash me clean
to lift me up.


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