magical. incomparable. the reason you must get out of bed
at some point.
as you sleep
, your body strengthens itself. some of the damage
is undone - your throat feels clearer, your lungs
more powerful, your heart steadier, your limbs calmer.
you step out into the warm 2pm sunshine
, let the tea-leaf smell of new tobacco
fill your nostrils.. you light the cigarette
, inhale, blow a perfect cloud of cottony smoke
through your lips.
and you feel normal