Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

they say you are always an alcoholic always
addicted to nicotine that after you cease smoking desist drinking
each day starts from scratch and when you see someone
else drinking or smoking or
doing those things they do when they need
a drink or smoke
you get that itch in your gut or lips and can’t scratch it it
irritates and you twitch and fidget and smell
it and taste it and remember how good it was before it
got bad and then you get kind of distracted
because you know if you keep thinking
about getting some of that good badness back by scratching that
match to light a smoke or knocking back
a shot of alcohol you’ll do it—really do it By
Christ—and then where are you stuck
back addicted again with a burning throat
and dry eyes and now that you’ve got a new
ticket on that train quitting was never
more difficult which is why, you see, after what we had we
just can’t be friends.

I’ve run into so many random conversations about addiction lately, from the woman at the beach from AA who was having a cell phone discussion with someone in need of support, to Ask MetaFilter threads about cocaine addiction, discussions on smoke breaks [their smoke break, not mine!] with coworkers, to weblogger chitchats about quitting cigs… that is where this came from. Of course, I still tried to put my own twist on the end. How does it do ya? Any suggestions?