The Last One, I Promise...

by Nikki Benson

All I can do is breathe…

I’ve become addicted to you
When I don’t get you
My hands shake
There is overwhelming ache in my chest
I can’t focus

When did you become my lifeline?

Like any other drug that destroys as it soothes
The more I get you, the more I want you
The more I have you
The more I self-destruct
I’m imploding

But when you leave me
I can’t breathe
I can’t think

Please give me a fix
Just this last one
I’ll be okay if you just give me one more fix
This is the last one
I promise

Until my hands start to shake
I can’t breathe
I can’t think
Please just give me something for this pain…
Just one more…
I’ll give you anything

I promise this is the last one


Posted on 12/07/2009
Copyright © 2021 Nikki Benson

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Shannon McEwen on 12/08/09 at 05:06 AM

very emotional, I can feel the desperation seeping through the lines, like the addiction, well done:)

Posted by William Brunk on 12/11/09 at 11:57 PM

i love it...i can actually hear the desperation as if it is a voice. darling, nikki.

Posted by Roger J Kenyon on 05/07/10 at 03:15 PM

Wow is all I can say to this fine evocative emotional poem. Thank you Ms. Benson.

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