I Smoked My Last Cigarette Today

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

Submitted: March 08, 2007

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I smoked my last cigarette today—

This house is so cold and
they give me a sense of warmth
as I exhale the deadly toxins

carcinogens, tar

The taste is repulsive
but the smoke rings are beautiful

I feel the addiction rising—
forming in my brain
I should stop while I can still control it—

stop while I'm still ahead

—but I don't want to
I don't want to stop

Anymore

I don't want to
I don't want to

I keep repeating those words over and over
as I rock back and forth
hands cold and shaking

I don't want to
but I have to because

I smoked my last cigarette today

And now the blue and silver box sits empty
laughing in my face, saying—

make them last, make it last
make yourself last

because now it's gone


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