Thirteen Steps Back

Self-destructive force

A hand waiting at the bottom

Ready to drag you under

Murky water

Gets deep fast

You'd best watch your back

Before you too are sucked in

The thing you want the most

The secret prized possession

You just can't let go

But still you toss it away

And plead and fight to get it back

On to the next one

The cycle starts again

Don't trip

Never, ever fall

Collateral damage

Is all you are

In it for better or worse

Though this gift is still a curse

A slippery slope

And the only thing at the bottom is

That regret you never thought you'd have