Coffee & Cigarettes

Coffee & Cigarettes

A Poem by Sacha Davison

I sit sipping on my coffee
Smoking this native-rolled smoke.
These things are much the same.

They stain my teeth
They're low in cost
These things are much the same.

Neither required for my survival,
Quite the opposite, indeed.
These things are much the same.

I did not pay for either -
Both, I'd rather live without
These things are much the same.

They stimulate serotonin
A short-lived tranquility
These things are much the same.

Without them, I'm a tyrant -
Mood swaying, like trees in the wind.
These things are much the same.

I'd take them over nourishment;
Food comes only third.
These things are much the same.

I smoke and drink myself to debt;
My favorite companies thrive in wealth.
These things are much the same.

Best enjoyed together -
My PB & J
These things are much the same.

A habit, sprouted far too young,
Addicted until the end.
These things are much the same.

© 2012 Sacha Davison


Author's Note

Sacha Davison
My thoughts when out for a cigarette in the freezing cold. Figured I'd record them and put them up here.

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congrats for always writing real s**t pertaining to your situation :) "my favorite companies thrive in wealth" unfortunately too true, while their buyers can easily become poor and sick

Posted 7 Years Ago


God, they go so well together! They can't be bad. I refuse to believe it. Nice comparisons

Posted 7 Years Ago


I thought I was the only one with this dilemma, very relevant


Posted 7 Years Ago


i really like this poem. made me think of how scary casual it has become to smoke, how it can be thought smokin a cigarette is just like drinkin a cup of coffee. good write.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Sacha Davison

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much for reviewing. I'm glad you liked the piece. :)
This is poetry far beyond your timid years...I am however, officially impressed.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Fabian G. Franklin

7 Years Ago

Oh, but that REALLY is me in the photo! Just a young me. lol
Sacha Davison

7 Years Ago

Well, I wish you a preemptive happy birthday wish, as well as 51 belated ones.
Fabian G. Franklin

7 Years Ago

Thanks.
good poem, sacha....i won't say a word about the smoking and your health because i know that you r a smart guy, and can make your own choices, and i understand how it is....i don't smoke, but i gotta have my coffee.

Posted 7 Years Ago


I like it, reminds me a lot of my mothers struggle with caffine and cigarettes.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Health risk alert :P Other than that, nice work, I liked reading it. Also, thank you for inviting me to read.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Such a fantastic duo, despite of course the health risks. Cool poem. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Haha I have a poem with the same title, had to take a look. Except, I got all spazzy and started clicking on the title RIGHT when my pad (laptop) decided to not work. *Click...click...CLICK... mother fu- FINALLY!* Pretty much how it went. :p

Anyways, I liked it a lot. The repetition of the third line in each stanza actually works well. I though skimming it that it may have been overdone but it really wasn't.

Coffee has replaced booze in my life... but I will never give it up. Cigarettes? Still haven't decided... I love them dearly! They are my best friends. ;p

Awesome piece! :D

Posted 7 Years Ago


Sacha Davison

7 Years Ago

Aha, coffee and cigarettes are my soulmates. We got a love/hate thing. Im glad you enjoyed itand rel.. read more

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Sacha Davison
Sacha Davison

NEW BRUNSWICK, Canada



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