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Old Habits

May 3, 2018
By tacobellsbiggestfan BRONZE, Papillion, Nebraska
tacobellsbiggestfan BRONZE, Papillion, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
"They do not seem to me to be such; but if I am the Devil's chid, I will live then from the Devil." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

An unintended purge

spirals into another episode of relapse,

bringing mind-controlling panic.

The Pop can’t fix me:

not a pipe,

nor a pill-

but maybe a pistol,

it could help.


there is no plan that can be perfected.

Nothing is a hundred percent,

everything comes at a price.

I can never prepare

for the end-

for the sweet release of death.

The author's comments:

This work is about the struggle of trying to get better and stopping self-destructive habits, but failing and relapsing back into old habits.

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