My Addiction to Addiction (Poem)

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Addiction is a place that feels like home
Where we’re comfortable; accepted; celebrated
Addiction shows us a world we wish existed

When we’re addicted
We yearn to feel or unfeel –
To nibble at numbing pleasure
To find acceptance –
Amongst others
Be it real or in our mind
Allowing us to act or unact with no hindrance
To feel free though we’re stuck on rewind

A world of yes, yes, yes

Such feelings could be honorable
In a sober mind, call it confidence
But the end no longer justifies the means
As we’re forcing yes in this instance

Addiction can be a drug
A poison
A thought
A misalignment of what we see;
Perceive
A disconnection to the reality
Bestowed upon us Here

And Now

Addiction is a place that feels like home
Where we’re comfortable; accepted; celebrated
Addiction shows us a world we wish existed

And in the end, consumes us

NOTES:

I wrote this poem inspired by a small essay I wrote on addiction. Rummaging through my old writings, I came across it. As I re-read this poem, I begin to notice different ways of interpreting its words. Funny how that can happen to one’s own work.

And here you can see I became addicted to lip balm once I hiked back to the car. Colorado = dry.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. johncoyote says:

    Good to need somethings dear Sarrah. Some addictions make us seek greatness. Outstanding words and thoughts shared. I loved the photo. Open and free land.

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    1. Sarrah says:

      Indeed, some things are great to be “addicted” to. Thank you for your lovely words ❤

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      1. johncoyote says:

        I agree dear Sarrah. We must love something or fall into the fray of loneliness. You are welcome.

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  3. Where are you gal ? Missed you last few days. All well?

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    1. Sarrah says:

      Hello lovely. All is well in my world, I went through a mini-phase falling into my own thoughts for a few days. But I am back and enjoying poetry again 🙂 I am sending you a great big huggle, thank you for checking in on me – you have such a beautiful soul!

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