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The Addictive Life



We live three lives.
The first, is when we are in public
where others can observe us;
It is the behavior we adopt within the work environment.
Here is where best behavior is exhibited.
The second resides in our personal atmosphere,
in the company of family and friends.
Here, it is more comfortable and our guard is lowered.
Then, there is the secret life.
There, alone and in our own realm;
Here, we fantasize about sex, romance,
and being wealthy. No one knows.
Except, when we cross over
and violate societal mores. We betray,
experience relationships that would be scorned
in the other two lives. And to the extent we deviate
from the norms, the greater amount of time
is expened for clandestine pursuits.
And we stay here, because it’s addictive.
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Submitted by RJ Intindola on February 01, 2021

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RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 2003

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