Rock Bottom

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Written and read by D. Derrell
Where’s rock bottom?
Can’t wait to hit it.
This journey trying to get there.
Is like walking on pins and needles.

They say life throws you a curve ball.
Well, hell, didn’t miss it.
Didn’t have a bat to take a swing at it.

I’ve heard stories of the greats. 
Of many who’d hit it
Heard it’s what’s needed to rise.
Heard some geniuses even needed it.

This, an inspiring tale
Something to shoot for
Hope-given… Life worth living.

Still, I strive to hit it soon, quickly.
For such an extended journey so stress-filled
Surely must be health-fatal, maybe—