Step 9 of the ZA Twelve-Step Program by Dominic Daley
What do I say when you open the door, if you open the door?
That it wasn’t my fault?
That I wasn’t the only one?
That I just started shambling one day?
That it made me so damn hungry?
That I’m all better now?
That I’ve had my shots, gone to therapy sessions, group talks?
That I still wake up gagging, the taste of blood filling my mouth?
That he was just stood there, quivering, in bright shoes and a sunhat?
That you screamed for him to run to you?
That he was delicious?
Maybe I’ll just leave the flowers.