My Vices Are Relatively Few

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My vices are relatively few…

I drink too much
but at home, and not in danger
I sleep too little
because I drink too much
And guilt
Guilt at the things I’ve done wrong
Guilt at the things I’ve not done
Guilt at the things I’ve yet to do
I’ve been forgiven for all the things I’ve done
or not done
and maybe for all the things I’ve yet to do
but one
Because she is only almost five
and must first be hurt before she can forgive

My vices are relatively few…

© 2013 Bill Friday

10 thoughts on “My Vices Are Relatively Few

  1. When you read the line, “but at home, and not in danger” I couldn’t help but remember all the mothers who I have heard use that line. One of the few lines in society that can be heard and you can almost see the lips of the speaker, so again, great choice.

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