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My annoyance morphs into lunatic anger.

by illuminatrix on January 30, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

That is, of course, when I let it get the better of me. I'm getting better at the folk art of 'nipping it in the bud'. I would tinker with my actual chemistry if I could, but in lieu of that, I just wanna get better and better at controlling my emotions, the way an engineer controls a locomotive. Use it whilst losing no precious force or energy. But man, when I let it loose, the shit scares me sometimes. Anger needs to be on a tight leash, and may I recommend a harness--that bastard is slippery as well as evil.


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