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Poem - Paused a Day

The poem “Paused a Day” is about the roller-coaster of self-medication and the pain that is the root cause.

Paused a Day

Medication paused a day
the balm of urge then delayed
with a will to live without
if only for the briefest time

until the need comes again
sight unseen to other folks
yet more present than concerns
voiced for the abstinence

when that fix to ease the pain
sometimes a scratch or bloody gash
demands more than platitudes
even as they fill the void

between damnation and relief
the intermission feeds a hope
somewhere past the curative
is a life of more control.

© 2019. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20190912.
Tags: addiction, poem

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