Category Archives: addiction

James was right about a lot of things

James was right about a lot of things and if he heard the words your lips made he would wonder if you would try ever to kiss me with that mouth or if I could taste past the bitterness rolled … Continue reading

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life in 40-dollar increments

i never saw life as strung cigarette to cigarette & maybe that’s why those small escapes are legal but deadly.  you smell money in a room the way a shark tastes bait blood in water, small eyes hunting the source you would kill for … Continue reading

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don’t gamble what you can’t afford to lose

all that is left is that smile and swagger those empty pockets you cashed in the last of your second chances and did not notice my patience is not infinite like a poor poker player, you ignored your dwindling stack … Continue reading

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that damned, dirty ape (apologies to Pierre Boulle): a rant

some people think they’re cute & some are, but not this one with long yellow teeth & nonstop howling for attention yes, the monkey on your back I thought was gone forever is playing with & popping ideas like fat fleas … Continue reading

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the night routine (or, I’ve seen this movie and know how it ends)

I know your day ended sometime around 6, & you’re still out there, running circles for your habit. It is exhausting to watch from the sidelines & there is a 12-step program that tells me not to so I don’t, for my own sanity. It’s probably … Continue reading

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