creatures of habit

affirmations of another kind

we’re creatures of habit
habitually wearing
our habits like monks
with nun but ourselves
to blame

obsessive
compulsive
some even repulsive
feeding them
eking them out
like a spiritual need

fraying
abrading
the things that we do
and those that we don’t

repressive
regressive
recessive in genes
creatures of nature
buried in nurture
abandoning instinct for more
of the same

homogeneity
sculpting imperatives
straining repetitive
drowning in sedatives
clinging on tentative
tenterhooks
vacant looks
falling in line

and minding the gap

mirroring mirrors
identity withered
reflected
rejected
one, disconnected
two for collective unconscious
three for amnesia seams
four for shredding a dream

pacified
classified
lethargy lured
with comfort and joy
enjoying inhabiting
bearable scraps
of weather-worn skin

jaded
and wasted
craving an encore
encore
an encore
craving for more
more of the same
what’s in a name
but a weary refrain
a creature of habit
taking the strain

snap!
goes…

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