Shari Sullivan


Denials inside anxiety
Of a depressed variety
All bottled up inside of me
Like my addiction sobriety
Product of society
Unspoken traditions
And responsibilities in addition
Crashing down on me
Familiar inadequacies
Fear, hasty withdrawal, retreat, defeat, I weep this prayerful hour
Waiting for willpower
Or someone to save me
In perceptions partial recovery
Lies the burning question
What's wrong with me?