Fools Gold

Roll up a cigarette, sugar rush, better yet, better still, get your fill from the caffeine, maybe stay in, maybe TV, keep it easy, whiskey chaser coming later fills the gaps in the evening, see the ceiling, nicotine… nicotine, nicotine numbs, the thumbs on remote control, no control over, not over or through it, just wait for the fog to pass, pick up another glass, mind going faster than body and heart, thoughtful, smart, on the tip, on the edge of the window ledge, balancing heel, forty winks replace blinking…..
…thinking. Keeping one eye on the second hand, keeping one eye on the second hand, keeping one eye on the sand, on the land, on the floor, pretty sure that it soon will be yours again, it’s got to get better, it can’t get much wetter, and yet, rolling cigarette, fog in the mind, in the lungs, with a tongue stained the language of fools, clever fools, fooled the brain, let the rain in, complaining begins, fools will win, fools will win, …steal the grin, they exchange it for gold, leave you empty and cold, in the night… with only a nicotine light and a tether, opinions based around weather… forever, forever?

…surely more, surely reason, contemplate deep in thought, roll up a cigarette, sugar rush, better yet… better still.

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…undecided… but knowing that there is much more to life… proud, unwilling yet unsatisfied….


smoke, fog, alcohol, depression, drag, dull, worthless, nicotine


  • greeneyedlady
    greeneyedladyover 5 years ago

    very thought provoking, gretchen! i like the way it flows…..

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