They (unsung neurologists
or stranger on the street who can
get no stranger than the neurologists)
say avoid addiction,
especially if you have
an addictive personality.
But how can you identify
your own obsessive, unquenchable thirst
for fulfillment and anonymous approvals that you don’t believe
when they come from known sources
until after you have begged, plead,
and sunk your focus into it?
An inability to believe compliments
is an illness that heralds
a following depression and absence
It is not laziness.
It is not an inability to relate.
It is not lack of feeling
or feeling too much
It is that chemical faltering
and a body’s flaw
that leaves me
and never quite accepting
how I appear.
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