Thursday, April 11, 2013

J is for Junkie

You know you're a junkie,
Just like me. 
You can't get enough. 
It started out that you just needed a quick fix, 
One a month, 
Maybe two. 
But then you realized that you crave it all the time:
While you sit in the car waiting 
To pick the kids up from school; 
At the dentist office; 
In the quiet minutes before you fall asleep. 
You think about it in the shower 
Or while you cut the vegetables for dinner. 
It's worked it's way into your veins, 
Infected you. 


  1. haha, is this about coffee---very interesting poem!

  2. It sure could be about coffee. For me it's about books.

  3. Yes. I am constantly strategizing what I will read next!

  4. I have been infected since childhood. Sometimes it flares up and is worse, sometimes it's not so bad. But I'm afraid it's there for life. :)

  5. I love this, Kate. Yes, I've been infected by books since I was a kid, and I wouldn't have it any other way!

  6. I'm a junkie over many things, books included. Book can overcome my life to where I stay up until the wee hours of the morning to finish a book. Yes, I also do cardio while reading. Why not multi-task. Great poem. :)

    Julia from

  7. For me it's books and biscuits! Oh, and maybe running.

    Great poem, Kate.

    1. Biscuits?!? Now I kind of want to be your new best friend...

  8. So true! I'm always itching to pick up the next book, and I have to slap my hand away from novels when I have work to do (waaaah, why won't the dishes clean themselves?). I need to switch to audiobooks or something so I can get my 'fix' and still be productive.

  9. Love it!

    I spend more on books than shoes - and that is saying something.

  10. I was torn while I was reading. For me, it could be books OR sugar. ;-) A great book AND chocolate, and I wouldn't know what to do with myself.

    Great post!

  11. That's what I am, eh? Lol. I'll take it! I need to get more books this month :)

  12. This is definitely about books... paperbacks to be specific...
    Or it could be coffee...
    Or it could be popcorn (the stove-top method, NOT the microwave version...)
    Or it could be----------
    I'll settle with books!