happiness habits

the making of must

chasing white rabbits

the flaying of trust

family fission

loving undone

tunneling vision

priority one

the needling teasing

of varicose vein

the easing of pleasing

the numbing of pain

regretful rehashings

euphoria surge

lick with harsh lashings

the penitent urge

faces and places

the drop of a name

the readiness races

the raising of shame

blaming cold water

on blistering skin

failing to slaughter

the thirsting within

to endlessly feed

the insides upset

to nurture the need

that can never be met