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The Last Drop Taken


Awaken with a foggy mind

hazy eyes, head pounding

memories from the night before, missing

pushed away for safe keeping

when will enough be enough

can not seem to quench the thirst

forgotten task left undone

asking for help is endless

so close but can not seem to grasp

one last drop to ease the mind

tomorrow comes fast

will the cycle continue

or can this drop be the last


Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on November 17, 2018:

Beautifully done, takes you in the moment of an addictive mind. Thanks, Mark.

Joni Hooks (author) from Fort Worth, Texas on September 17, 2018:

Thanks for much Rinita. I really love writing them. I like the idea of keeping them open ended. I normally don't follow any rules, I just write what I feel.

Joni Hooks (author) from Fort Worth, Texas on September 17, 2018:

Thank you so much! I wrote this for someone close to me.

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on September 17, 2018:

Asking for help is endless... I think it will not be the last drop because it is a cycle continue. So beautiful quote. Thank you, Joni.

Rinita Sen on September 17, 2018:

Beautiful work, my friend, gritty yet flowing. I like how open ended your poems are. This one, I perceive, is from the viewpoint of a dementia patient, but of course, might mean something totally different to another reader.