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Speakeasies for Cigar Smokers

As Almost Everyone Knows, Smokers of Fine Cigars Are Renowned for Their Creativity, Their Generosity and Their Perseverance
Gay Talese
From the Print Edition:
Tom Selleck, Winter 95/96

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maybe influence

even if only with persistent aromas

that suffuses suits and remind us

of grandfathers perched atop

personal dynasties.

But lip-clenched by women

such tautly furled dun banners

send smoldering mixed signals

of liberty and libertine lust.

Gay Talese wrote for the premier issue of Cigar Aficionado and is the author of nonfiction bestsellers, most recently, Unto the Sons. He lives in New York City.


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