by Elizabeth Challinor

I thought I was addiction free

If I don't drink coffee

No headaches for me

This meal deserves a glass of wine

I don't say that every time

And you know what?

I was too straight and boring to smoke pot

Beating myself up again and again

To the beat of my inner critic


An addiction that doesn't even give me any pleasure

So forget caffeine free coffee, non-alcoholic beer and I don't know...

Chewing gum

I'm just gonna give my inner critic some unadulterated fun!

Art courtesy of Alexandra Koch

Elizabeth Challinor