Oceans wave

I lit me a Navy Cut,
put
the match out
and smoked it
choked a bit
spit
and took one more draw.

They said,
it’s a man’s thing to do
and
now I get through at
least fifty a day
equal if not more than
two fifths of my pay.

If nicotine’s an addiction and
subtracts from perfection
I should stop,
but
there’s worse things that
happen at sea so they say
so
I guess Navy Cuts cut me
both ways
at least today they do.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.