It’s in the blood.
This immutable thing.
Replenishing, recycling
No matter how much I lose.

The invader in my veins
Coursing through me unimpeded
And there’s nothing I can do.
Genetics or just bad luck?
At the end of it all, the enemy is you.

© 2022 Jeff E. Brown. All rights reserved.

By jebrownwriter

Houston, TX-based Writer and Photographer. Proud pet rescuer who spends nearly all his money on them.

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