Habit is not a perfect circle
but it does deceive the one who tries to abandon
for the further away has one moved from last commitment
the closer, in fact, is one
to committing again.
To leave a habit altogether,
it is not enough to walk away
the route from habit bends all the way round
and the faster the escape
the sooner is the trap met again.
Likewise, the soonest time after a habitual satisfaction
is all of determination strongest, too
to drop, to rid, never to repeat that again
yet this is also so habitual, so en route
that it is never by itself sufficient sign of circle evaded.
What, then, can be done and guarantee of habit-breaking?
Habit is not an indefinite circus
but it does elude the one who tries to abandon
in the belief that commitment is avoided at distance
when, in habit-having, distance is less truth and more performance.
So, circular, and the meeting more or less ineluctable
success is reduced to that moment
not away from, but in the face of, the latest encounter with a habit
where avoidance is limited to a jump
a saying “no” when most likely, for most prepared, to say “yes”.
Because a habit is not a perfect circle
a breaking is not impossible
but several revolutions will be likely necessary, several leaps
until a new habit is made out of that
and the trap of the old habit, still there, but not in the way anymore.