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When You Weren’t Sober

I loved you more

By Rayn BPublished about a year ago 1 min read

I loved you more

When you weren’t sober.

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You seemed more magical

After you would pop a pill

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And you’d say I’d feel the power

If I’d just snort some of your powder…

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Oh, it’s such a tragedy

That your alleged sobriety

Has got me seeing things

That I don’t want to see.

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Did I love you more

When you weren’t sober?

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Or did your use of substances

Disguise your lack of substance?

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You’ve been 12 months clean,

Or so you say on Instagram…

But it’s been less than 6 months

Since you took my alprazolam.

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And I’ve got texts from this year

When you relapsed on cocaine

I offered reassurance,

Said you could start over again

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But you’re lying to people

Who look up to you…

I wish I could still

Look up to you.

//

But I’ve been deceived

Too many times…

Don’t worry; I won’t force

Admission to your crimes

Because, maybe I loved you more

When you weren’t sober…

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Or maybe I loved you more

When you were someone

I don’t know anymore.

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About the Creator

Rayn B

I have been writing poetry and lyrics since I was a child. I have recently started writing short scripts for “found footage” horror TikToks. I dream of writing books and full length screenplays. Thanks for being in this community with me!

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Comments (2)

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    This is powerful and incredibly well written. Love this "Or did your use of substances Disguise your lack of substance?"

  • Timabout a year ago

    So good. Heartbreaking to journey through but told very confidently and vulnerably at the same time. Thank you for sharing.

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