Poem -

CIGARETTE

CIGARETTE

Tightly it wraps as relapse elapses, fast, oh so fast a disastrous mishap. Light it up, smoke it--smoke fills my lungs. Father, dear Father! What have I done?! I've become a statistic who's succumbed to the drum of everlasting fanatics of the addict's dark slums. Streets sleek with danger, anger provokes a sickening story of cigarette smoke. Clouds of pollution, the evolution of times; A solution of gloom, satisfaction of rhymes. Infractions, infractions! Addition, subtraction: Add the illness then divide-Do the math, feel the wrath then multiply. Now the numbers are stacking, I am lacking an answer; Laughing, he's laughing as I'm devoured with cancer! Lance it and drain it, but it keeps coming BACK!! Fuck this disease! Just hand me a pack!! Add fuel to my lighter! Spark the flame of my death!! Nicotine settles like smog on my breath. My fingers, they tingle as the filter releases the chemicals known to cause these diseases. Reason? What reason do I truly need? To inhale the sweet flavors that cause me to bleed? We succeed, then we fail, with these traps that they sell; Speaking of Heaven yet living in Hell. Spell! Break the spell! Remove this sick curse! The words slip my mind no matter how much I've rehearsed! Birth, why give birth if I'll never learn? "Fuck it", I say, "Maybe this is what I deserve". Worth, what's my worth? Aren't I more than this? More than toxins and poisons and this cold, deadly kiss? Bliss! I seek bliss yet I'm oblivious...No! I see through the bullshit! I KNOW who she is!! She isn't your family! No blood do you share! You've cleaned up the vomit from her body and hair!! Despair! Yes, it's there! But I no longer CARE! Penetration has opened Lucifer's Lair. She dwells on her own where you've lain your head! The couch was left empty while you slept in her bed! I would say INBRED but DNA won't allow and when I find out the truth I'll expose you somehow. But until then I'm watching, I'll catch you yet; Standing here in the shadows with my lit cigarette...

--Kelly M. Gregory--💖💖💖
 

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