I remember endless aching
Timeless nights spent sleepless, taking
Anything to stop the shaking,
Anything I'd found -
Thinking nothing - feeling hollow,
Planning all the highs to follow;
All the pain and pills to swallow,
Stolen; hidden; downed.
I remember darkness creeping
Up and out and sinking, seeping,
Crying in the night and sleeping,
Lost without a sound.
Memories can serve the warning -
Now it is I wake to dawning
Sunlight most of every morning...
Glad to be around.