Typewriter Rodeo: Addiction Recovery

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Sean PetriOctober 5, 2018 9:30 am| ,

Addiction is profoundly lonely. The fight to stay sober happens in the darkest part of the night – often when the fighter is alone. And sometimes that can make it feel as though there is no one available. Help is out there. It might come from a loved-one, a caring stranger or, if you believe, a higher power.

Addiction Recovery

You think you are going it

Alone

You think this daily struggle

These nights curled up

Telling yourself

NO –

Just this one time –

WON’T be fine –

Resisting that wave-like urge

To give in

Just

This

Once

You think

All that

Happens

Alone?

You think your friends

Family

And even smiling strangers

Aren’t there for you

Every single day?

They aren’t –

Just like a seed

Doesn’t have sweet rain

Doesn’t have tender soil

Doesn’t have a higher power

Shining down

All of that cuddled love

Seen and unseen

There, always

To help you keep

Growing

Through each daily

Grateful

Battle.