Recovery Need Not Be Your Only Identity

Rollins once wrote:

He tells me he’s doing better now

It’s been a long upward crawl up from the sewer

The bottom floor was hell for real

He used to be addicted to junk

Now he’s addicted to talking about

How he’s not addicted to junk

Counting the days he’s been clean

He talks about junk more now than when he was using it

Makes me think that no one gets away from it all the way

The more he talks,


A Taken

Being isn’t a given.

Being is a taken.

“To be” is a verb, a documentation of action.

Being isn’t a cause, being is a consequence

of willing oneself into continuation,