I'm A Junkie!

Not What You Think!

I wouldn't admit to anyone at first.

For days, I'd stay locked inside, wondering when I could get my next fix. I never thought I'd take it so far, but then whoever does?

It was a time when I couldn't see past the antiquated man-made tools put before me; a time when a rush took me on a colorful high. Had anyone looked inside the cubicle I holed up in, they might see me frozen, drained of my color, a black & white caricature of the AMC movies I so loved to watch.

I am a Junkie, and to this day, there's no gettin' around it.

But I'm not the Junkie you're thinkin' of. I'm a techno-junkie. Never knew nothin' 'bout nothin' when it came to online opium - to being glued in front of the monitor as words, images, and websites of interest flew past the eye, and into the mentality.

I was pecking the keys of a Brother Word Processor, thinkin' I was baaaad 'cause I'd gotten a deal on it at a store going out of bizness. It was the mid-90s and then I started seeing advertisements for WebTV. When I did, I knew I had to have that. Then I learned there was such a contraption called a computer and WebTV went out the window.

I've had my eyes peeled to the monitor's screen since opening the WWW and jonesin on that online opium.

Now I'm back at the writing game.

Been away for a bit and went into withdrawal 'cause I needed my fix.

I'm okay now; got my glasses on, and I'm writing way into the night.

Writin' way into the night 'cause my fingers are glued to the keys they stroke.

My locs tied up, and i'm good.

You feel me?

I know you know what this addiction is like.

It's a trip to Xanadu and back, it's a psychodelic crutch we can't bare to do without. It is the ecstasy of breath's cold inhale as goosebumps prickle our skin, and our mouse injects us with this opium love.

Knock-out!

I'm ready for round 1,000,002.


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Eparisi679 5 years ago from Maryland

This is perfect!! I love how you drew me in, and how it doesn't rhyme but it still flows beautifully!! Great work :)


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satice_j 5 years ago from via the Bronx, NY Author

TY! I appreciate the comment! Ty for the awesome tag. It's my first! :)


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Hi Satice. This was great. I had to do some soul searching. And I came to the realization that I am a junkie too! Fabulous! Voted up, up and away!


jenubouka 5 years ago

Vote up and up. I got it bad too, I am seriously thinking of setting up 3 screens so I can triple my web search and work.


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inko 5 years ago from Japan

Wow.. this is so creative.... Really, it's just wonderful!!


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

Brave and honest narrative.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Loved this little "self Image" Hub, Satice...and I will admit, I am addicted to my "Mac" and my Hub Friends and Writing and Loving it. Good one my Friend. I look forward to following your Hubs and hope you will follow mine as well!


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satice_j 5 years ago from via the Bronx, NY Author

Hey Dexter! Soul searching is always good, especially when the outcome brings you to truth. Glad to know you share in this addiction. It's a great one! I thank you for your vote and welcome you to read more as I will your hubs! Peace!


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satice_j 5 years ago from via the Bronx, NY Author

Jenubouka, you always have me giggling! Three screens and your gonna go deliriously crazy! I love it. Now just find two more sets of hands and you will be good! Hope your writing is going well despite your single screen presently! Ciao, doll!


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satice_j 5 years ago from via the Bronx, NY Author

Aaawww! Ty, inko! I truly appreciate your Wow! regarding this piece. I promise to check ya out shortly! Take care! ;)


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epigramman 5 years ago

...sublime writer you are and obviously a very natural one too - it flows from you like a fifth wind blowing and that is what makes you so special - your gift as a writer is something to behold and lucky me (and others) for finding you here ......

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satice_j 5 years ago from via the Bronx, NY Author

Hello Vinaya, I love your name btw! :)

I am humbled by your assessment of my work. Thank you for that! Will be reading your hubs soon. Watch for me! Have a great weekend!


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satice_j 5 years ago from via the Bronx, NY Author

Hi b. Malin, it's nice to have a comment from you! I appreciate you stopping in. Happy to know you like the hub.

I've never used a Mac before, it's something I'd have to learn, but I do know how you feel about writing. Honestly if I didn't have it, I don't know where'd I be today. I will mos def be stopping in to read you! Thanks again for viewing my work! Peace!


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satice_j 5 years ago from via the Bronx, NY Author

Epigramman, your words are ever so kind. Thank you for the compliment about my writing ability! What a boost! It makes me smile when you and other Hub authors say something positive regarding my hubs. Ty! I will stop by your pages soon!


jenubouka 5 years ago

I am seeing three screens, yet I still have one, uh oh


jenubouka 5 years ago

I am seeing three screens, yet I still have one, uh oh

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