I am an addict.

An addict.

I admit it.



I am addicted.


That is what I am.



I want more.

And more.

No use pretending.

I want MORE.


I can’t stop.

Just can’t.

No use in hiding it.



I won’t stop.

Just won’t.

No use in lying.



I am a junkie.

The more I have,

the more I want.



I am a user.

The more I get,

the more I crave.



I am a fanatic

in search of a high,

an escape, some serenity.



I am dependent

on my next fix.

A place unknown to me



I am a goer,

a  wait-until-the-last-minute-er

a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants-er

a What’s-next-er



I have a habit

that I never want to break.

New cultures and peoples and languages,

are  lifeblood.

my FIX.


I am an enthusiast

searching for the next place

to explore.

©Maribeth Batcho

All Rights Reserved.














20 thoughts on “Addict

  1. Once again, you and I share a common interest…travel. As you read in my piece today, I started doing it early in life and now am able to dip into my memory bank whenever I want to. We took a big trip to Germany this past Christmas season, but I am already restless to get to the next place. Just not sure where yet. Loved how you wrote the post…so intriguing to try to figure out where we would end up…kinda’ like traveling!

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    1. I loved your piece and wished I could have had the same experiences. I started traveling at 22 but work was limiting. I have always been envious of people who can up and quit there jobs, travel, figure things out and restart. I do the next best thing, though. I decide today where I am going tomorrow. I prefer to travel to places where I don’t know the language or anyone there. I traveled alone until I met Frank. We have similar travel personalities 🙂
      Trying to figure out this weekend, but after that, summer will figure itself out. I keep hearing Cuba in the back of my mind…


      1. Well, it’s not always a choice! Sometimes life gives you few options…. How nice that you have a traveling companion with whom you are very compatible. Cuba sounds interesting…but not in summer!

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    1. Thank you for reading the piece, and especially for responding. The piece could have gone in any number of different directions-coffee, chocolate or orchids-for example. It ended up with my obsession with travel only at the last minute. Can’t get enough of it!


  2. I loved reading this. I felt a quick pace and kept wondering where is this going? Really great. I also love that you went with the piece- it sort of drove you as a writer. Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. I love how this piece began and left me wondering: what the heck? That euphoria we get from anything can sure become addictive, but travelling is loaded with so much more than this. I love the opportunity to escape from the limits of my own cultural corral see the world free of these boundaries.

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    1. Exactly! I like seeing and feeling how others live, observing postures and body language, listening to conversations even if I don’t understand. I like the clash a change in culture will bring, questioning my reality and reasons for doing what I do. I think everyone should have these experiences..
      By now you know that I like to weave a story without stating the obvious. There are often multiple meanings, for various reasons…
      Thanks for visiting and for the thoughtful response.


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