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Dreams 2022

The Things That Stuck
(8/13/2022)


the First Step
is the only one
to mention
alcohol

the rest
are about
a return
to sanity

drinking
is only
a symptom

just take
the booze away
from an alcoholic
and all you have
is the insanity
that caused
the drinking

you want back
everything that
you drank away
but what
you drank away
didn’t keep you
sober

didn’t
keep you
sane

once sanity
was realized
as the issue

sobriety
was easy

sanity
on the other
hand
is definitely
a one day

a one hour

a one minute
at a time
proposition

and there
is nothing
to help us
with that

other than
to live each
of those minutes
with that
realization

oh

and of course
I discovered
God

a God
of my understanding

that I will
never
understand

but since
my sobriety
is contingent
upon my spiritual
condition

I must
seek God
in every
crazy moment
as well