zippo

i am a zippo that just won’t light,
just won’t light,
peel off the metal shell and
dance the joy of prying fingers,
take a look at those insides –
dry as bone, hell,
dryer than bone,
nothing in there to feed a flame
nothing left at all,
i am a zippo that just won’t light,
the sparks are flying and the
flint is striking just fine,
just fine,
but there’s nothing left in here to burn,
it all leaked out,
slipped and seeped into
pants and coat pockets. i
am a zippo that just won’t light,
just won’t light,
but i’m not beyond repair.

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