Smoking was forbidden
especially at the breakfast table.
She knew it was against all the house rules,
knew it was time for her to tidy up the debris on the table.
Her parents taught her well.
She heard them.
She thinks of them now
as she sits and smokes
Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her poetry is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and a Rhysling Award. Find Lynn at: https://lynnwhitepoetry.blogspot.com and https://www.facebook.com/Lynn-White-Poetry-1603675983213077/