The Poetry Kit
Seventeen years since I put them on the shelf
and now I'm moving out
and I see they are still there
sitting on the 60's wallpaper that I lined it with
that day in nineteen eighty-nine
when I stopped smoking.
Twenty cigarettes - unopened - where I left them.
And on the packet I read that they were made
by J.Wix of Baker Street
and I recalled that that was in London
next to Tussaud's Waxworks and The Planetarium
the only place now where city dwellers
can clearly see the stars
what with light pollution
and the dark clouds that hang over England.
Time will kill in the end
but it begins by ruining your health.