Hooray for Abstinence!

Years and years of eating
for comfort, in rebellion,
as a reward, for no reason
other than the trigger tripped
so eating goes on, inertia-driven.
Then a simple plan, people who know you
on first introduction, your doppelgängers.
Eating gains sanity,
with a fellowship’s backing,
and abstinence happens
bringing what seemed impossible
but now just happens,
one day at a time
with friends and a Power
greater than you.