yes, which I why I went with Debt.
An open mouth, ever chewing.
Debt continues to eat gnaw at the back fo your mind you know it's their and you can never forget it.
Like a fire, but never burning
Like a fire it can and will grow until it run out of fuel to grow. Or until the person over spends their credit limit.
Source of life, but breathe in me and die
Credit allows people to obtain a life, a home, family, even be born. The moment you breathe it in, though you loose your life to your creditors. All that you have belongs to them, all that you are belongs to them.
Always fresh but full of rot.
Debt is always fresh on the mind, and it is full of rot as it erodes and decomposes your self control, enticing you to get more debt and owe more money to more people.