Habits and The Law

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What is the role of habits and addictions in crime and violence?  Does law enforcement change the culture of drugs and alcohol?  Have you ever driven intoxicated?

i am a junkie too
i need my fix
everyday, i dose
a couple of times a day,
at least
and if i don’t get it
oh, the craving
the belly cramps,
the lightheadedness,
the shaky anxiety,
and irritability
make me drop everything
in search of my next hit
it becomes the main priority
for the moment
until the need is satisfied
but soon the craving returns.
in fact, my whole life revolves
around this habit
i will do
almost any kind of work
to support my habit
i haven’t resorted
to stealing,
but, if push
came to shove
i might,
we all probably would,
for food

jaysi, 2008


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