The Thirst Remains

I’m the junkie 
for his next fix  

I’m the drunkard 
for his next drink  

I’m the infant 
for his mother’s breast

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

My fingers 
are drawn to the keyboard 
for that release

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

The cursor 
is mocking 

My thoughts 
will not emerge 
upon the page

the thirst 

(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

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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16 Responses to The Thirst Remains

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


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


  3. OMGosh, awesome, realistic poem!


  4. Reblogged this on Jessica Bakkers and commented:
    Penny’s poem really hits a strong chord with me – writers, pop over and see if you relate!


  5. I LOVE this one Penny. Just brilliant!


  6. This is a great poem, Penny. I can relate to it.


  7. Sometimes you just need to write!


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