It was on the hotel balcony
With my friend
We talked about our friends inside
Then out came the pack
From his blue jeans pocket
I was incredibly curious
"Have you smoked before"
He put the long cigarette in my young hand
With the forbidden fruit inside
I really wanted to see what it was like so
I took the matches
The flame touched the end of the cigarette
And into my mouth it went
Curiosity killed the cat
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.