Treasure Island

Dilantha Gunawardana


Craving For Caffeine


Your fingers will rustle
Like the gossamer lattices of a leaf
Your heart will tremor
Like a Californian earthquake
For she will consume your body
With subtle spasms of force

She will rock you world
Even pump up your creativity
As you surrender
To an induced hyper-vigilance

She will tempt you with her color
And serenade you with her taste
She is your wake-up call in the morning
And your farewell at night
She is an elixir for the winter blues
And your nepenthe for past hurt

Yet what she won’t tell you
Is that……..
She is the staunch sister of cocaine
The kin of heroine
A social drug disguised as
As a soothing beverage

Where there is no needle or spoon
Just a filled-up mug
Where there is no flame
But boiled water
Where there are no white crystals
But a pitch black powder

Where there is no euphoria
Only a sunny feeling
From deep inside

For she will cast her spell
On your meek world
To hold you spellbound
To a necessary evil

The stranglehold
Of her addiction………

Submitted: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 12, 2013

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