Wake-Up Call

Let me in!I didn’t mean to,I slipped out of the roomsand the door slammed shut.Please, please, I didn’t mean tostop, didn’t intend to take it back,to wrest control away, to myself.It’s cold out here! I’m scared. The fearsare back, the […]

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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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