Dogs 2015

RELATIVE LUNACY
(11/14/15)


we struggle
in recovery
with the concept
that our flawed
selves
existed

thrived

well before
we took
our first drink

our first
drug

we like
to think of ourselves
as good people
who simply
imbibed
too much

but this concept
hinders
any true
psychic change

accepting
our pre-participating
flaws
is the first
real step
to freedom

true progress
is then
possible

however
coming to terms
with the insanity
of our past

does not automatically
make us
absolutely sane
today

nor
does the realization
alleviate the fears
of those who knew
the crazier versions
or ourselves

in their eyes
we will always
be at least
one
level of sanity
away
from our self
perceived

perhaps
our self deceived

egocentric
notions

their perceptions
are mirrors
of our past

sadly
we still recognize
the ghosts
reflected
within