she gives love, kindness, warmth, acceptance. And never judges


By Bogdan Dragos

the woman smiled at him
and showed her
legs from beneath a
white coat

She was close to his face

Stretched on the label of
the rubbing alcohol bottle

70% alcohol

He liked this woman because her
smile never faded
and she was always inviting

"Oh, if you insist," he said
and made an
effort to push himself away from the
moldy pillow and stand

He grabbed the bottle
added some water
held his breath
and drank

The words "I love you," came from his mouth
enveloped in thick steam

and there was a brutal
growl in his guts

but none of that
mattered. The woman was still
smiling at him, still

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  1. Terveen Gill dice:

    Smiles can kill. After reading this, I believe that now. A short and not so sweet one. Great writing, Bogdan! 🙂

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    1. (つ✧ω✧)つ Thanks!
      You know, the woman described is the ‘mascot’ of a popular rubbing alcohol brand in my country. People filter this through bread and various things and drink it as an alcoholic drink.

      It looks like this:

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      1. Terveen Gill dice:

        Thanks for sharing this, Bogdan. Makes things so much more cleaner and clearer. Alcohol has that crazy effect upon people. 🙂

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