here and now
sitting on my balcony with a soft breeze, reading Atonement and drinking green pomegranate tea. kitty is underneath me, quiet and calming. my cigarette smoke curls gently. the air smells like grass and tobacco. The highway i nearby, but instead of roar, the rush of traffic sounds like a distant hum.
these are the moments I need when gossip has gown so think and malicious it threatens a chokehold on my life.