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First Line: Crimson is the slow smolder of the cigar end I hold
Last Line: Shadows and smoke and watch my thoughts come and go.)
Subject(s): Smoking; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


CRIMSON is the slow smolder of the cigar end I hold,
Gray is the ash that stiffens and covers all silent the fire.
(A great man I know is dead and while he lies in his coffin a gone flame I sit here in cumbering
shadows and smoke and watch my thoughts come and go.)





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