Bad Habits- Nadia Garofalo


Bad habits [poem and photo by Nadia Garofalo]

Every damn time
over and over
a madman masochist
to the familiar
the comfortable

That which doesn’t serve
wastes me
keeps me afraid
to lose more
there is freedom in loss
isn’t there

Pushing for more
sucking the dry bottom
of a cup long empty
when the water flows sweetly
so near to me

I fear the cold
current that beats
sharp rocks against my feet
I’ve always been a swimmer
I was born in this water
carry it to dry lips
while I remain

Nadia is an artist/ musician living in Chicago, originally from western MA. Currently she works as a freelancer doing props for TV and film. When not working she is an active member of the Chicago music community as well as a founding member of the post-punk band Ganser. She is very excited to be a contributing member of Whisper and the Roar.

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