by, 3-18-17 at 10:36 PM (19 Views)
A light flickers in the distance
a tiny warm glow in the darkness of the desert night
it's a cigarette lighter.
A face in the darkness puts the flame up to his lips
and lights his cigar
smoking in the dark.
He can see the dry dirt below him as he walks
feel it crunch under his boots
it is cold.
He is on his way to his truck,
if he can ever find it.
He thinks the lighter will help him see
he he hopes his cigar will calm him