Marsha Dedukh is in her second year of Arts and Contemporary Studies at Ryerson.
She’s sent us the following poem entitled “Sobriety”. It’ll leave you thinking.
others are sitting in offices deciding their fate
everyone’s vice is their existence
whether it’s coffee or lovers, or food, or crack cocaine
the truly sober avoid drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, excessive food, caffeine, masturbation, love, religion
love is as much a drug as any other
i can only think of
the leftover people;
the truly sober
must be addicted