Category Archives: Behavior Modification

How to Fuck Yourself

I noticed failure and it puzzled me.A person I respect and know is smartdecided to restrict her tendencyto buy another purse. I watched her start.I heard the resolution to be freeof sales for half a year. No shopping cartwould tempt … Continue reading

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Stridency

Addicted to a strident tone of voice,a heart ablaze with indignation’s heat,it pumps her up – encouraging her choice.And though regret succeeds it, she’ll repeatmalfeasant tone and posture. We rejoiceshe’s working through a process to retreatfrom blaring out her livid … Continue reading

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She Plans to Wait

She plans to wait, she tells herself, to starta program of improvement, picks a datea week away: a number set apart.She plans to wait. She’ll do it for reflection’s mirror mate,and lower blood pressure, and stronger heart.She’ll leap before the … Continue reading

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Utter What?

I’ve lived through times abhorring butt and gut(although I always liked myself enough),but mostly I’ve accepted shape and cutthose negatory voices from my head,admonishing self-judgments while I shutthe pressure down, and entertained myself.But lately I’ve no vigor to rebutthe fact … Continue reading

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Choreography

If moving two steps forward/one step backdescribes a lack of progress in complaint,discouraging as you renew attack,suggesting where your efforts were too faint,perhaps you should engage in self-restraintand give your chosen strategy a chance.Your progress isn’t obvious or quaint,and now … Continue reading

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For 20 Days

I write these lines on two two twenty-two.Admiring the number of the date,and knowing 20 days ahead I’ll viewan even longer set, I’ll set a goal(or 2!) for head and heart. Each day I’ll doa little thinking in a foreign … Continue reading

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Obscure Clarity

I penetrated morning fog, and sawa nexus clear as dream and sharp as steam –distinctive link emerged from natural law,delineating to and fro from seem.I peered. I liked. I stepped from theme to scheme.Behind was stale, beyond a beckoningto patience, … Continue reading

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Resolength

Do New Year’s resolutions last that long?From January 1st to NYE?They’d have to be constructed firm and strongto carry you to that vicinity.I’m certain that’s too far a vow for me –my imperfection’s bound to bring me sorrow.I need six … Continue reading

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No Smoking

I didn’t smoke tobacco to look cool, exactly. I mean, I was not concerned with peer regards. I made it out of school and off to college; then my head got turned by admiration. There I met a guy who … Continue reading

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Onion Scales

Perhaps it wasn’t alcohol to blame. It may be that addiction didn’t star in her dramatic history. The same “You’re not as funny as you think you are” describes her now she doesn’t drink at all. Our intervention didn’t do … Continue reading

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