Archive for June 16, 2009

Cigarette Break

I’m an ex-smoker.  I haven’t touched a cigarette in over 12 years.  And no, working on my manuscript isn’t that stressful — I don’t want to pick up the habit again.  But tonight, I found that the image of cigarettes, in some form or another, is showing up over and over in my poetry.  I’m working on a batch of revisions — and I’m seeing cigarettes again and again.  Sometimes, it’s in a cough, sometimes it’s in smoke, sometimes it’s in a pack of Camels.  I guess I won’t have to do a world cloud to find my most prominent image in my manuscript!