freedom Archive

Make Recovery Your Own

I always say ‘I’ve been in recovery for…’ and then either go on to say ‘Just about two months’ if I’m talking about my eating disorder or ‘Just about seven years’ if I’m talking about alcoholism. I’m not sure why. I guess because I have come to believe that recovery is only recovery if I’ve been ‘clean’ for a length of time. I’m not sure why; I do not hold others to that standard. I’m pretty much alone in that category.

Sorry to Bother You

Excuse me, sir, but do you know where I am?
I’m lost and I can’t seem to find me…
I’ve looked all around, but all I have found
Are pieces of someone else…

Pardon ma’am, have you seen me anywhere?
A face too invisible for a milk carton…
Where have I gone?  I’ve been lost for so long
Outside myself.