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Sobriety -

You can't pay your rent on time. Your kids need food, and you can't afford to buy. Instead you've spent your money on cigarettes, and alcohol. You're sober once, or twice a week. You blame others for your misery. You're unwell from living in poverty, but your issues are deeper than money. You stare deeply into your mirror, and often you can't recognize your face. A life of main-lining has left you scared. During moments of clarity you fall apart. Rehab will be your consequence. You know that you're far from innocent. It's been a while since we've spoken, so I'll repeat the last things that I said. Did you find the reconciliation you were looking for? Do you think your current situations an improvement from before? Your addiction to self-mutilation is something I cannot endure. You're stuck in a hallucination. Wouldn't you like the cure?

Drugs are the most insidious things. They can ruin a life by swallowing it whole. Once they take you under their wings they'll let you believe that you have control. They may befriend you easily by making you feel unexplainable, but once they grasp you in their hands they'll never let you go.

Stop wasting away on the ground. Here's my hand. Please take it now. I will no longer idly stand by. I'll help you up, or at least I'll try. I had given you everything I had got, and my decision was to pull the plug. Once you said "I want to rot" I just had to run. I resigned from your endless race empty of adrenaline, and sapped of strength. You relapsed for the final time. You plead for my help as I waved goodbye. I detached myself from your insanity. I played the fool for thinking I could stay. You insisted to me that you'd be okay, but I could always tell when you were lying. I hope that you've changed since I've been gone. I hope that I made the right call. I know one day you will find peace, but you'll have to find it without me.


from The Worms Are Mad, released April 30, 2016


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