The Thirst Remains

The need in me

to spew forth my thoughts

is undeniable

My fingers are drawn

to the keyboard

searching for that release

I’m the junkie


for his next fix

I’m the drunkard

looking for his next drink

I’m the lover

yearning for the touch

of your skin

I long

to watch the letters

flow across the screen

as I chase

the cursor

The cursor is


me today

My thoughts will not

emerge upon the page


the thirst will


Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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27 Responses to The Thirst Remains

  1. Love it… ❤ Sharing!


  2. -Eugenia says:

    Penny, I am so glad I found your blog via KaylaAnn. This piece is superbly written. Brava!

    Thank you for following BrewNSpew.


  3. Gina says:

    Reblogged this on Go Dog Go Café and commented:
    Barista Charles pick for Pay It Forward Thursday at the GDGC


  4. I long

    to watch the letters

    flow across the screen

    as I chase

    the cursor

    So well written, dear Penny.


  5. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    If you write – Don’t Miss Penny’s great piece – “THE THIRST REMAINS”


  6. This is so awesome, Penny!! I love it when you write about writing!! It does become an addiction doesn’t it. Not all bad? Like I’m addicted to breathing! Bellissimo, My Dear, Bellissimo!!


  7. You’re the writer
    Writing her next book


  8. jenanita01 says:

    love that phrase, ‘chasing the cursor…’


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