Have you felt yourself
Longing for a cigarette,
Imagining your lips pressing on the filter …
That memory pleasantly in your mind?
Have you found yourself
Filled with those nicotine feelings
Of wanting to smoke … deep
And have it all return to your lungs
Because it all fits so well in your life
Planted firmly in that
Secret place in your heart,
Because they awaken feelings inside you
That you’re afraid to forget?
Can you remember that sudden rush of desire
When you finally held the smoke in your lungs,
The rush that made you feel so alive,
Your heartbeat quickly pounding
And your breathing becoming ever deeper and faster?
If you are aware, as I am aware now,
And as possible as I’ve learned to be
Maybe there’s more room still left in you
An opening in your life
For more and more nicotine.