By Nicholas Hooper

I am an addict
an addict I am
But how do I know?
How does it show?
Addiction means needing
but needing that’s bad
But what’s bad? What’s good?
What’s wrong? What’s should?

Should I drink to relax
or relax and not drink?
The beer that I love,
is it bad? Do you think?
Is a longing for this?
Or a longing for that?
Really bad? Really sad?
Really wrong? Or is it?

Destructive’s a word
that could show me the way.
If destruction’s involved
then perhaps we can say
that addiction is there.
That’s it’s not what you love.
No love in addiction
is a sign from above.



About Dawnings:
“Every morning at around 5am I get up and go down to my studio. After a short meditation I write down whatever is in my head, giving myself fifteen minutes to do so. Then moving over to the piano (or a more portable instrument like my Ukulele when I'm away), I improvise and record a piece of music inspired by whatever words I just wrote. It is a great way of keeping both my writing and my composing going and I call these small creations Dawnings. They are mostly unedited, like sketches, so that they keep that fresh feeling of an early morning discovery.”

— Nick Hooper