One might say, a vice is a vise
never mind if metal or moral,
it’s basically the same device
with cunning moveable jaws
and cheat us of a chance at grace
Impervious to all advice, habit
hotly whispers false reassurance
while tightening its iron grip
It takes no effort to slip into vice,
but virtue is trickier to stick to
like the back of a bucking bronco.
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Ed: Dana Gornall
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