Stick

The #CleanWIP theme for February 21, 2021 is STICK. [More info]

Photo by Mabel Amber

Earl Chinnici ~
(excerpt from MAYBE…)
Many of these forgotten cigarettes would smolder nearly to the filter while dangling from my mouth. They would frequently stick to my lips so firmly that they would painfully take a small chunk of skin with them as I ripped them loose. These cigarettes cost just as much money as the cigarettes that I actually smoked and they were the source of much unfiltered smoke around me, but I did not get to “enjoy” them. I may as well have had a poisonous smoldering twig dangling from my mouth. I may as well have tossed my money into a bottomless pit.