AM I AN ALCOHOLIC?

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AM I AN ALCOHOLIC?

Anonymous, 27

For me this poem holds great value; it was the first poem I ever wrote. Well, at least ‘began to write’; it took me a few years to finish it.

It's mostly about me and my relationship to alcohol; how it had cast a shadow over my whole life. I have been living life sober for a few months. Most of my poems came out through my bouts of sobriety. My poems are often one half of me talking to the other half; I suppose that's the healing factor of art. Aiming to become whole again.

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Title of poem: nevermind

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