I step out and immediately I feel
my nostrils stinging with every inhale,
my lips start to tighten uncomfortably, painfully,
my eyes tear up, and the saline starts to freeze


I unscrew the cap,
my fingers already clumsy with numbness.
I pull the gun out of its holster, and aim the spout for the small metal opening,
pulling the trigger with all four fingers and feeling the resistance.

I stand there holding the trigger,
I smell a hint of that pungent scent,
I inhale it deeply, and slowly.
I savor it.

I peak through the tiny triangle window,
and see the deep blue oceans of his eyes staring back at me.
I slip out of site, making sure to keep pulling the trigger,
and jump back so I can see him again.
He grins wide and toothy,
his tongue barely hidden behind the two prominent lower front teeth.

I reholster the gun,
stretch the cold and numb out of my fingers,
and drive away.

Published by Michael Christopher Cole

Michael, is a highly motivated, filmmaker and video professional. Coming from a marketing background, Michael knows not only the ins and outs of a quality video, but also how to make the most impact across various media platforms. In addition to his work with Chocolate Diamond Media, Mike enjoys family time with his wife and son, traveling, and reading.

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