recovering

better now than since the first day
when they counted ten toes, ten fingers
yup, she’s perfect in every way
they set me up to fail from the start
but it’s okay now that i know
how to live without dying inside

coffee with too much sugar
used books by the stack
bus rides and matinee movies
yeah, i still self medicate
but these leave no scars
and risk no loss of life

*In response to Healthy.

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