Withdrawal Symptoms

Keeping you affixed in my mind, 
Is like a nicotine habit.
And does not do a thing, 
For my wish…
Not to be addicted.

And for some reason, 
When you are not there…
I shake as if I need a fix.
These withdrawal symptoms, 
I did not expect when you left! 

I thought when we ended, 
That would be it! 
But I am paying the price, 
Telling you to leave me…
Alone! 

Lawrence Pertillar