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The Thirst Remains

I’m the junkie 
twitching 
for his next fix  

I’m the drunkard 
looking 
for his next drink  

I’m the infant 
crying 
for his mother’s breast

The need in me 
to give life to 
my thoughts 
is undeniable  

My fingers 
are drawn to the keyboard 
searching 
for that release

I long to 
watch the letters 
flow 
across the screen 
as I chase the cursor

The cursor 
is mocking 
me 
today

My thoughts 
will not emerge 
upon the page

Today 
the thirst 
remains

(C) 2019 Penny Wilson

*The original version of this was written several years ago. 
I liked it then, but decided it needed a fresh tweak. I hope you 
enjoyed. Penny

Author:

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 and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

16 thoughts on “The Thirst Remains

  1. Wow! An Awesome post! I love poems about writing poems!! Especially, “I long to
    watch the letters
    flow
    across the screen
    as I chase the cursor”
    and your last stanza! Bellissiimo, Penny, Bellissimo!!
    xoxoxo

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  2. Wow! Awesome poem, My Dear!!! I loved it so much (always love poems about writing poems)!!
    Especially, “I long to
    watch the letters
    flow
    across the screen
    as I chase the cursor”
    and
    Your close!! Bellissimo, Dear Penny, Bellissimo!!!
    xoxoxo

    Like

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