“Choose Wisely”

today I bought a pack of cigarettes
like I said I wouldn’t do
bad for my already declining health
justified by feeling poorly
claimed I didn’t care

I guess it’s like those people
that go shopping
to feel better
when they’re broke
seems a rather human thing to do

hurting yourself to forget
that you’re in pain
and we dare wonder why
we’re a miserable lot

it’s obvious enough
to anyone willing to look
convenient solution
already at hand
but insight is not effort

so I stopped stalling
threw the cigarettes away
still feel like shit
a champion of vapidity
today only became different
when I chose to intervene

© M. Black, 2016 All rights reserved.

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