face of addiction

photo from Phyllis Galembo’s “Maske” collection shared with d’VersePoets



temptation wears

a lovely face but her

henchman snarls…

it’s frightful how easy

we can be chained:

in foolish company

an unwise choice

becomes a bad habit

grows in power to

dominate life until

it’s unrecognizable

hidden behind a mask

of pain and regret.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bird
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 16:40:36

    It’s so beautiful! And true!! Excellent poem!


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