Agnes loved this film and used it to chill

marlboro golds were the weapon of choice… always bought bricks illegally-imported from a Polish corner store

two pills, an ashtray with three lipstick-stained cigarettes in it,
one cigarette still burning, and a glass of water.
The water was dead. So it goes. Air was trying to get out of the dead water.
Bubbles were clinging to the walls of the glass, too weak to climb out.