Learning Sobriety the Hard Way


United States
43° 38' 36.5784" N, 116° 26' 9.6036" W

Are you my hero?
You told me you knew everything.
Does a hero have to know everything?
All I know is how you pretend to.

“I’ll tell you when you’re older.”
I don’t believe you.
“Do as I say, not as I do.”
I will have to try that myself.

Drinking. Crying.
Guilt. Loneliness.
But why?

You are not perfect,
No one ever expected that of you.
Please don’t lie to me,
I’d rather know the truth.

Worried. Nervous.
Sobriety. Acceptance.

What is the definition of a hero?
You want nothing more than for me
To be happy.
You don’t have to save the day.

Mom, save yourself.


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