This I Believe

margaret - New Orleans, Louisiana
Entered on September 8, 2006
Age Group: 50 - 65

“I believe in Cigarettes”

I HATE my garden, with its searing heat, its choking weeds, its platoons of welting insects.

I HATE my dogs, with their expensive arthritis, their howling disobedience, their racing happiness.

I HATE my children, with their incessant demands, their cruel ingratitude, their moral certainty.

I believe in cigarettes, easeful, friendly, DELICIOUS cigarettes. who ask nothing of me except my life, which is a living hell anyway.