Unattainable High

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


Holding two objects of desire
One grasped boldly in starting fire

The other with open kiss
As to suck in pure bliss

Lacking reaction to flicking
After given a good shaking

Pure joy soon thwarted
Perhaps another time, snorted?

Disgusted by the blighter
Tossing an empty Bic lighter


Submitted: October 19, 2021

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olive tree

God damn Bics - so unreliable. Would not be surprised if they were built in obsolescence, like lightbulbs after the 1930’s when lightbulb manufacturers discovered it was not profitable to have lightbulbs last for a century at a time, or any modern phone manufacturer, or any profiteer (the euphemism is “businessman”, I believe) for that matter.

Snappy piece Sluggy

Tue, October 19th, 2021 12:39am

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Ha! Yep though, i could have done the explosive version... but many younger gens haven't discovered it as such from youtube as of yet. At least from my eye watching for crazes. Dont know but in the early 80s, throwing the bic lighter, hard against the cement or asphalt would cause it to explode. I use to be filled with odd bits of info like that, especially with cars being recalled for safety concerns. At one time I thought about making a serial killer used car salesmen story. A genre not yet made in the mad killer book section. Ha! Yep a mad sence of humor that at times i doodle with spontaneously with what I see around me.

Ha about bic lighter being the bane to many smokers. Though there was a time you could get them with a good adjuster for flame. As time went on the adjuster was removed and all you got was a wee flame that as soon as your about to take a puff to start your cigarette, it goes out with the wind. Ha! As for the good old style adjuster, i would find any unsuspecting smoker that left it on the counter top, and crank it to max. Ha! It was a joy to see such a flame surprise. Yep, about the bulbs... at one time our fire department, where i had lived in Aptos California had one of them bulbs still in operation. It got a few news clips. Almost forgot until you mentioned the long life bulb issues with consumerism.

Thanks!

Mon, October 18th, 2021 6:38pm

Thoughts Before Rem

Nice piece I have a question about this one. Is it about crack, that's how I feel like this one reads but I am not sure though.

Tue, October 19th, 2021 10:22pm

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Yep, but any smoked high will fit.

Tue, October 19th, 2021 3:30pm

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