QUIT SMOKING

PART ONE

It’s nearly two in the morning and I have a headache 

It seems like I’ve had it all day – an uncomfortable passenger 

I can’t remember exactly when I picked it up 

I just know that it’s superfluous existence is a challenge 

I can’t seem to get rid of it. 

I think I had too many deep thoughts today

Thoughts that made for sibling bonding and great conversation 

But opened the door to this pounding

It’s like an ache one gets in their muscles after exercising 

When they haven’t exercised in a long time 

I need to have more stimulating conversations 

Or maybe quit smoking. 

PART TWO

Flies are a pestilence 

They’re aggravating and annoying

I’m in the garage smoking a cigarette

plagued with thoughts of quitting

plagued and irritated by the insistence of these flies 

Why must you continue landing on me?

Is this life’s way of pushing me closer to my goal of quitting? 

I’d like to think the answer is yes and for that I’m somewhat grateful to life’s plan

(Jehovah’s plan)

But I’m far too annoyed by the mere existence of flies to be solely appreciative. 

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