Posted in Originals, Poetry, Reflections

It’s Alright, To Have A Cigarette Tonight

It’s alright
Have a cigarette for tonight
You dint have any since this morning
When cleaning laundry or completing the writing
When learning new adverbs or sitting with friends reminiscing
It’s alright
Have a cigarette tonight
But those are the reasons I dont wanna have one
That I could breathe through those times without having one
That I could fly up in the air – head and guts – without sucking at one
How’s it alright
To have a cigarette tonight
When today was a day I learned to breathe-in right
When I picked up my burdened heart and did not die under its plight
When she has asked me to quit smoke before my tongue’s nicotine dried
It’s alright
Have a cigarette tonight
You are not addicted to nicotine as of tonight
You can always go back to bearing the burdens of your plight
It’s ok to smoke this one cigarette, as the light goes out, on the starry night
There, it’s not alright
I just smoked a cigarette tonight
Everything you told me it would be, it was not at all in slight
Cheap cigarettes, cheap motives, cheap smoke, cheap delight
I can’t believe I fell for you again and burnt another beautiful night
It’s alright
It’s just a bad cigarette for one night

~

Monday Evening Musings

One thought on “It’s Alright, To Have A Cigarette Tonight

  1. It is wonderful how you completely demolished the ’emotional excuse’ people have for smoking. Though the poem describes an addict who failed another day, the hollowness of the habit is clear. Thank you for sharing.

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