They say, “Take it One Day At A Time!”
For me, it’s more urgent than a day.
You see this disease is my kryptonite.
My every thought of it is dangerous
and deadly to me and those around me.
Any given second – NO, a Split-Second of
entertaining a wrong thought can and
will destroy me, and everything in my life.
YES – a Split-Second of acting on a THOUGHT
of getting high;
of having a drink;
of a quick dip into that forbidden sex;
of secretly overindulging;
of privately and discretely clicking on that website.
You KNOW that “One Thing”
that addiction, that Kryptonite.
That life-threatening bomb.
Every day I walk around with it.
It’s that tik-tok going on in my mind.
That explosion that goes off with the right match
in that split-second that I try to
tip-toe around it.
That I try to hide it from the world.
That I try to press it down,
That I lie and manipulate for it,
That I run to it and run from it.
My kryptonite –
I learn to hold it close-
It is always in sight.
My kryptonite – I know I must
protect my life from it,
because my life depends on-
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