Tolerance

Like any drug,
I’ve lost the ability
to get her high
anymore.

I need
to see that
what little magic
I have left
a decade into
the wrong career,
a decade removed
from the tempests of youth,
still does something.

Just a smile,
just a something
besides the reminder
of all the things I’m not.

Maybe I was a placebo
all along

-GD Butler

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