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Do you remember the first time your lips

parted to taste, it was love at first sip?

Like swallowing fire, it burned your throat,

and it’s warmth held comfort you’d never known

in this liquid you found your confidence.

But bliss bestowed by the bottles you hid

Started to fade, so you sought a new fix

a promising future traded for dope.

Do you remember?

You’ve come a long way since you were a kid

cleaned up your act, at least the worst of it

but your love for lethal liquid has grown…

Can’t you see how you are losing control?

In this mirror, I ask myself again:

Do you remember?

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