Warning

The Big Book nails it:a daily reprieve contingenton spiritual maintenance.Warning:daily action required.Warning:cunning, baffling,powerful enemywatches for weakness.Warning:lethal results held at baycontingent on spiritualmaintenance.Warning:taking a breakjust for todaycanstretch forever.Warning:reprieve comesdisguised as cure.

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Recovery By the Numbers

Two more hours.Twenty-two down,two to go. How longcan one day be?An eternity.A thirty day chip.How’d that happen?Twenty-four hoursat a time. Seven hundredtwenty long hours.Thirty days, sixty,ninety, six monthsthen nine. A yearI’m clean! A bumpyride but worth it.Hard to recall the […]

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The Glass Ceiling

In recovery the ceiling has nothing to do with race gender ethnicity In recovery it’s up to you but try as you may you can’t break through In recovery the ceiling’s named so all have heard fourth dimension of existence In recovery it’s found unexpectedly accidentally when least expected In recovery surrender’s never […]

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Running the Table

Desperation dragged me here — like hope a lottery ticket will pay the rent. Lacking better plans, this at least was free unlike the hoped-on buck. Warm smiles, firm handshakes, shocking proof of elevated status (above pariahs,) even hugs despite my lacking cleanliness– I hung around, nice folk, […]

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