Prize Poetry

Gasoline

by a young man, age 17

I am addicted
I am addicted to gasoline
In my addiction, my life is filled with high octane activities
In my addiction, I am glad to quench my thirst with gasoline

I am addicted
I am addicted to gasoline
In my addiction, I hate to think about electricity
In my addiction, the real me becomes one with the mechanical creation

I am  addicted
I am addicted to gasoline
In my addiction, betrayal comes in the form of buying hybrids
In my addiction, I struggle to let off the accelerator that is life

I am addicted
I am addicted to gasoline
In my addiction, I am hiding my road rage that is the world
In my addiction, I'm in a constant battle with the reality that gasoline is thinner than blood

I am addicted


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