I lent my book and got a review.
Not what I wanted back.
I’m fasting now, away from all temptation.
The reward, they say, is bigger than the vice.
Bigger than the satisfaction
of sugar, booze or cock.
Instead I’ll get
the silence, peace and confidence
to build myself a temple.
I try to stay away
from all that’s hard and human.
But then relent
when I see he’s followed me on Twitter.