Cold Turkey

So this is how it feels
My caffeine, adrenaline and endorphin rush
Have pretty much
Been taken in the same way
Every day -
with a generous helping of you

And now.. poof!
You're gone
I'm trying to experience
The same rush, alone
Cold turkey - off you

This feeling's not alien
I've felt it before
You're never prepared, though
When it hits you once more
Train stations, corridors, sidewalks and cars
I walk them, I'm in them
Hoping you are

But it's just me - alone

Deborah Mannas