Inked in

if this is an addiction
and writing
is that road to perdition
then
I’m an addict,
tricked by the pen way back,
when
the needles only pumped in
more jack
and the pipes only blew
out more crack,
true what they say,
that you never getaway
and the noose always hangs
loose about you.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.