Only Human

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Waist down, one sees

pressed chinos-

steady strides-

sturdy shoes, and wonders how that

adventitious cancer stick

got into the picture.

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He walks quickly, without noticing

people he's supposed to know.

So he misses the expressions in

their eyes.

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Uncle takes another drag on

his cigarette, grey haze

laying like the weight of the world on his shoulders.

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A/N: Don't smoke, please.