Hanging On – Ben Hession

for Bronwyn
What to do when your dealer is delayed:
light a cigarette
                                to calm the nerves;
meditate in a cursory manner
                   as raindrops patter
                       upon the windscreen, collecting
on each other, to wash away haiku
                                         token episodes;
light profanities,
                     to burn away those anxieties
                      that exceed the assuages
                                        of cigarette abuse;
wind the window down
                           to breathe in
               virtues of a carpark full 
                               of patience,
                                                   and hang out.