The First Sip

Abhishek Rana
Mar 18, 2022


It was love at first sip

the first taste

the exhilaration

the taste of liberation

and the taste of relief

intertwined with pain

a way to breathe

but too young to know

the chokehold grip

the substance could hold

for this became a constant

for the years to come

a numbing method

relief entangled with guilt

like a horse with blinders

it turned into the product of a full night’s sleep

it turned into failing relationships

it turned into failing myself

love at first sip

the way it made me love me

for now I am in control

love at first sip

how damaging it turned out to be



Abhishek Rana

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