Monday, October 24, 2011

Goodbye, nicotiana tabacum

Friend of frenzied moments
Finale to food, complement to a drink or two
Solace for the blues
From the first puff and paroxysm of cough
From young, untainted lungs screaming in protest
To, million cigarettes later
Paroxysms of cough
From tar sodden lungs of middle age
Each smoke was a response
To neurons clamouring for a connect
And a brief sense of well-being.
Good bye, old friend nicotiana tabacum
I guess this friendship has outlived its life

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