like screaming in a library
There Are A Lot of Times That I Miss Being a Drug Addict
trying to park my car in the rain
trying on bathing suits in mall lighting
trying to say goodbye in a parking garage
before a meeting with my boss
before making dinner
before going to bed
while writing poetry
while biting my cuticles open
while sitting in the quiet just a second too long
I don’t keep my ears all stuffed up with cotton anymore
sometimes I take my glasses off to pretend
the reason I can’t see straight
is because of all the softness I used to make around myself
god was it soft
There Are A Lot of Times I Can’t Remember Why I Stopped Being a Drug Addict
it’s been a year already
I guess I don’t miss it that much
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Love the title through the end of the poem! “while sitting in the quiet just a second too long” – very nice! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing with such intimacy. Great poem!