Written for:  Miz Quickly - Day 24 - "Merit"

When I first met
my husband, he smoked
four packs of Merits
a day.  Rationalization
was that lowered tar
and nicotine would
merit him allowance
of extras.  After a
short time, he quit.
Switched from beer
to wine, and gained
eleven pounds having
assimilated into my
family where sweets
were as natural
as breathing.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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7 Responses to Merits

  1. Misky says:

    This is excellent!


  2. Jules says:

    Oh… I had a family member that smoked 5 packs a day… quit too. Blamed weight gain on quiting.
    Another relative though (if there can be such a thing) was a regular polite smoker who later switch to the horrid nicotine sticks… While remaining thin, – death finally presented the tally sheet.


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