Treasure Island

Dean Meredith


Addiction


And I was desperate
And I had no pride
And I would have settled
For almost anything

And I had a few things
In mind
Only
Unfortunately

And as I searched
I saw
The futility
And the honesty

Of my own
Predicament
And the simple truth
Of who I'd become

With all its
Raw beauty and sorrow
And strangely
I could smell my past

And it made no sense
After all my training
That my enlightened being
Would swap it all

For one uncomplicated smoke

Submitted: Monday, January 28, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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