Sobriety

 

I need to quit you

Get clean

Remove residue of sticky longing.

I used You

To fill up,

Fuck up,

Assuage

the Insatiable

Empty.

–          This –

Took time to see:

Rather than gorge

to evisceration

I can be

Quiet, comfortable, content;

Re-Learn

Me.

 

Sober

And

Free.

 

…………………………..……..

 

Written by AM.  All work is copyright protected; please cite and reference accordingly

 

Considerations for the reader:

 

Addiction can occur with anything – the more familiar alcohol or drug abuse, but also addiction to consumption (ex. hoarding), food, sex, a person, exercise, meditation, you name it – if it can be used as an escape, it can become addictive.  Have you examined your escape routes and addictive tendencies?

 

This piece had several avenues of inspiration, one being the work of Anne Wilson Schaef (society as an addict), and another being the new ways of thinking about women and alcohol (ex. https://qz.com/762868/giving-up-alcohol-opened-my-eyes-to-the-infuriating-truth-about-why-women-drink/) .

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