Coffee and Cigarettes

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My morning addictions
To cure last night’s hangover
Coffee and cigarettes

Hearty swigs of expresso
Better brew another pot
As I swallow my pain

Hit me again and light me up
Exhale and blow away my pain
Forget yesterday

Yellow stained teeth
Tattooed over pearly whites
Can not be erased

Bitter yet sweet taste
Lingers inside my cotton mouth
Drying out my blackened throat

Shriveled lungs shield
My body’s most obsolete organ
A deadbeat cavity

Last night’s pain masked
By artificial substances
Coffee and cigarettes





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hanging_girl_666 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm
 
Yellow stained teeth
Tattooed over pearly whites
Can not be erased

genuis. :)
 
mikkywall210 said...
Jun. 9, 2011 at 7:15 pm
i really like this. no, i love it. it hits home for me, and im sure many can relate. great job, keep writing!
 
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