Smoke Dragon

Born from a lighter

and a craving.

Spread through pressure,

despair,

and wanting to fit in.

Emerges from a lighter,

this beast of many names:

cigar,

pipe,

cigarette.

This dragon is a killer

who dwells within your lungs

waiting for you to inhale.

Cough all you want:

No sword can slay this beast

whose blood is tar and

eyes are the embers from

a fire.

The Smoke Dragon's fangs

break you apart

as he slides from your nose

and mouth

in a toxic billow.

Attacks the teeth,

destroys the throat,

laughs at your helplessness.

Can you resist his grip

or will your life vanish

as the dragon evaporates

into the air?


Don't smoke, peoples!