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Gene pool

The strain of alcoholism and depression
Runs from my father’s father’s mother
A taut anchor’s line
From the black, blind, patient mud
That waits to suck me down
Or stir up like squid ink, darkening the waters

The ever-present mire

moNOtheist 7 Aug 18
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Amazing how a few words can increase our understanding of other people's struggles or of the origins of our own struggles.

pixiedust Level 8 Aug 18, 2018

Thank you 🙂

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The abyss of addiction can draw you in.

azzow2 Level 9 Aug 18, 2018

It seems that alcoholism and`depression are often engaged in their own exhausting dance.

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That damned mire - good description

Justjoni Level 8 Aug 18, 2018

Thank you 🙂