Addiction







I am an addict

I am a mother

I am a daughter

A sister, a friend.

I am an addict

and I live under

The spell addiction sends

right through my bones,

my mind, my heart, my soul

I am an addict

and I have never felt so small

I am an addict

I told myself

As I held my head in shame

I am an addict

and I cannot live with all this pain

I am an addict

I deserve nothing but the worst

I am an addict and

I live under this curse.

Success

I cannot have it (I told myself)

The right to a good life

I am an addict

I’ve caused too much pain and strife.

Content

I cannot have it (I told myself)

I don’t deserve to smile

I am an addict and

I am at the bottom of the pile

I am a survivor

I am a warrior

I am a Queen

But

I had a habit

That dampened all of my dreams

I am a fighter, a writer

I am clever, kind, caring and strong

I am an addict

but under labels I do not belong

I am a women, a human