I don’t have to be a drunk.
I don’t have to be a failure.
I don’t have to be crazy.
I don’t have to be lost.
I don’t have to be loved.
I don’t have to run.
I don’t have to show all my cards,
I don’t have to see everyone else’s,
I don’t have to know.
I don’t have to hate.
I have to keep fighting,
I have to seek.
I have to write.
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