That Taken Piece

"I did not give that little piece of me away. It was stolen from me. My choice to not use drugs was taken by childhood abuse. Addiction wasn't a choice it was a necessity. That taken piece, I have always been afraid nothing could grow there but pain. But I am giving life one chance, a choice, to reach out to me in ways no one ever has. If i'm ridiculed or judged I will run. Know this when you see me. I'll be the one cowering in the corner." - L