April 3, 2022.

nicotine haikus

the love was snuffed out
underneath the heavy heel
like a cigarette

the smell lingered still
no cologne could cloak it all
new lovers, threatened

"as they should be, babe"
the itch for your nicotine
I can't refuse you

my lungs shrivel up
they say pain isn't in love
embrace sacrifice

reality hits
maybe it's not the real thing
but I'll accept it

Poetry by aidan haskel The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2024-01-15 at 15:19

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Missed this, it's genius!

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Astounding! And the last one sends me helpless down a roar of laughter!