Einstein defined insanity

as doing the same thing

 

over and over again, while

expecting different results.

 

Yet here I am in the same predicament

I hoped to avoid

 

before, during and after

Becoming an adult.

 

Answering the call, I cater

to a ravenous, raging creature -

 

a starving need that cannot be sated,

only made hungrier by more, more, more -

 

Bloated by excess with no escape

Under the guise of helping myself.

 

The only thing

which keeps me sane

 

is the other life I live

during a few treasured moments

 

and the dream that one day

it will be the only one.

 

 

 

 

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