Addiction by Leon Stevens

Addiction is a hand
On your back
Pushing you forward
Without regard
For the crowd
Addiction covers your eyes
So that you cannot see
The harm being done
Addiction plugs your ears
And makes you oblivious
Addiction shushes you
When you try to ask for help
Addiction is strong
Until you face it
Then it cowers and slinks away
As you kick, kick, kick
Giving it
What it deserves
Photo by Jill Burrow on

About the Poet:

Leon Stevens is an author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry: Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, a book of original classical guitar compositions, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories Visit

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