the hamster

the bad thing
about old ways
they creep back in
if you don’t look out
a folly forgotten
a small dose of friction
rekindles addiction
old ways are stains
on the soul
the habit-trail
of human hamsterness
back on the wheel
running in circles
i thought i quit you
that was it with you
and here you are
concealing the scars
do i give a guy a break?
do i make the same mistake?
do i fall?
do i fail?
do i bail?


© 2014 & 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by ricky kharawala, courtesy
Daily prompt – folly


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