You left me a note
mentioned a natural affinity
to smoke during the early hours
blowing rings around the moon
left to fidget with impossible dreams
spitting across the bricks
some on the fence
soon to be dried under a summer sun
Birds break the silence
as stars fade from the east
bugs make the noises they do
those that hunt them are silent
they get what they want
chest is heavy with stale air
another packet scrunched and thrown
will need to give this up one day
but these are concerns for an older man
he will know what to do
Inspired by the words ‘Affinity, Fidget, and Mention‘ on Three Word Wednesday.
I really appreciated the feeling I got from reading this.
Thank you for that feedback Thom.
What more will come from this young talent?
I am old, and I smoke, and yes smoking CAN kill – but so can motor vehicle exhaust; the vehicles themselves, oh, so many things that are considered good and desirable can be positively dangerous. When private cars are forced to carry garish health warnings, like cigarette packets, then I shall be content and give up smoking.
Won’t argue with you there! What a delightful comment, thank you.
Good one Shane. I have always been a great procrastinator too!
Here is to us then! – SG
This really hit home as my parents and my father-in law quit smoking when they were older .It was too late.
Smoking does kill. Great understanding of the subject.
I too had a long running issue with smoking, only to stop at age 35 on medical advice.
left to fidget with impossible dreams … wonderful read!
Great to hear from you Deborah.
Interesting!! You become wiser with age, when it is too late and a habit hard to destroy, it only kills!!.
I love this – like a note passed onto yourself through time…you always hope age will bring answers but it just seems to bring up more questions -and slower reaction times..’blowing rings around the moon’..and that picture..that’s where it’s best to stay..Jae
thanks Jae. Let’s hope the notes we pass to our future selves are worth reading!!
nice!! Too Good!! Interesting read!! 🙂
Cheers Lalita – SG