2014-2015, Poem

Returning to Dust

Featured in the 2014 Fall Issue of Rambunctious

Returning to Dust
Maggie Dunsford, '16

Ashes to ashes,
Dust to dust
My lungs are slowly blackening
With my accumulating cigarette butts
They tell me it's stupid
"Do you want to die?"
I just blow smoke in their face and say 
"It may be suicide, but it makes me feel alive."
They'll wrinkle the nose at my smell
Walk away in disgust
And I'll just burn up my body
Until I return to dust

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