I Don't Have To Get High Anymore

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
taken from my book, "Must You Find Out?"

Submitted: August 21, 2017

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I Don't Have To Get High Anymore

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I was sitting there

Baked

__for an hour a bowl

My thoughts were gathering so

And I lost touch with what was real

Now I know what those days

__were doing to my mind

I just could not give a rats ass

__back then

When I cleaned up

__I found myself on cough syrup

Totally experiencing a buzzkill

And that was the moment I knew

That I couldn't go back

I fell off track of my accidental trip

And woke up to this

__all over again

A complete abstinence from all substances

Even alcohol

Still

My days and nights flutter

__thru channeled escapes of consciousness

Where I find myself

__fantasizing about hittin' a pipe again

I think of how I could totally go back

But I would be lettin' my father down

And I could never afford

__another habit

Now that I've been taking care of myself

And not living in that same old Hell

I look thru the trees

__when morning comes

And see the way that I feel

__as better than drugs

When the laughter is gone

The serenity is present

And no peace of mind of mine can go away

As I take a look at the "now"

There's nothing else I want

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08-20-'17

D. L. Cannon


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