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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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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