Junkie by Andrew Scott


I know it is not politically correct
but I am a junkie.
It is what I am.

I may seem as functioning
but I barely am most days.
Always been good at hiding
the shakes and the need
that occur during the days
where I am working.
Though I count every minute
until I can find the moment
for the injection I desire.

Did not start this addictive journey
because of life struggles.
Actually my world was very good .
Curiosity about what others
were talking and giggling about
like most senior high schoolers do.
I had to try and now five years later
I count day each day.

Never have had my addiction
effect my life in my workplace.
I am a calm, driven employee.
Some work to live,
I work to feed my needs.

Childhood friends never see
the sweats or the waiting.
Most have left this town
and the ones that have stayed
have other interests
so breaking down my door
is not a priority.
I am happy with that.

Living through the seconds
for a moment that gives the fix.
The mind swirls with the rush.
Understand I may not
see the age of twenty-four at this rate.
This Junkie has accepted that.


May 16, 2019
© Andrew Scott – Just A Maritime Boy 2019


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Bio: Andrew Scott is a native of Fredericton, NB. During his time as an active poet, Andrew Scott has taken the time to speak in front of a classrooms, judge poetry competitions as well as published worldwide in such publications as The Art of Being Human, Battered Shadows and The Broken Ones. His books, Snake With A Flower, The Phoenix Has Risen and The Storm Is Coming are available now


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