A Thousand Cigarettes

Jenny said, I done this trick before

It’s the centerpiece of my repertoire


I’m just no thought and only urge

Regret is such an ugly word

I’ve burned a thousand cigarettes

Just like you, she said


Jenny said, I think that you should leave

I’m not the kind of girl who’s into talking

If you stay, don’t make a sound

Maybe then, I’ll let you stick around




And all she said was smoke

And all she felt, a mirror

But I couldn’t look away

Although I never did once see her


Jenny said, I can’t be sure

But I think I need new furniture

You’d look good on your hands and knees

Balancing my drink for me


Jenny said, I think I like you here

But by then I had disappeared