JUST LEAVE ME BE
I was just sitting there at the bar,
Rolling up cigarettes and smoking them
Away and swilling beer.
It wasn’t much but it made sense
and it passed the days.
Then she came in.
She was average height
and she had this flat body like a young boy.
She came right up to me and gave
Me a once over and then said to me,
“you know, smoking will kill you.”
I didn’t look back at her.
I didn’t need to see her disapproving eyes.
I just remained there sipping at my bottle,
and then finally I replied,
“well, lady, that’s the idea.”
She turned to walk away but then turned back.
“so, you’re one of those bastards, huh?”
I sucked down the rest of my beer,
threw a twenty on the bar,
got up and walked out of there.