Lyrical Somerville – August 28

On August 28, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


Well there are days of Wine and Roses, and then there are days of Tattoos and Cigarettes. What appeals to your delicate sensibilities? Well– poet Mike Jewett is a man who knows what he wants.

Poet Mike Jewett.

Poet Mike Jewett.











Tattoos & Cigarettes

I remember when you were all
Tattoos & cigarettes
For me-
Cherries and swallows inked on your skin
You knew how tattoos got me going
Especially on you.
How you used to light a Marlboro
With a devilish grin
And blow your smoke right at me
Maybe a few smoky kisses,
Sexy in your scally cap
While you’d snap inhale
Huge white balls of smoke
Popping out of your mouth,
Right back in,
God how I loved that,
And you knew how your smoking got me going-
Your smoking was always the sexiest.
In our little barn
You’d show off your new tattoos
Smiling like the sun.
So what happened to
The tattoos & cigarettes
We used to share?


– Mike Jewett

Mike Jewett is the founder of the Boston Poetry Magazine



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