Workaholism is a lot safer
than feeling my insane feelings

that I'm going to die if I'm alone
that I need this person, that thing

workaholism is a lot easier
than wanting something I can't have

the deep healing that I've needed
since before I was born

workaholism is a lot better
than expressing my feelings to real people

perhaps abusively mistreating my friends
to try to protect my hurting inner child

and workaholism is really bad