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Needles can
  
Stab my arm,
Inject a mask
To
Conceal the pain.

White powder
Can jump
Inside my nose.
To
Excite the
blood flow,
Of life.
Liquor can
Be the river
To
My throat.
engulfing
The wretchedness
That
Incinerates us daily.
It’s liquid courage,
When you aren’t courageous.
It’s anger,
When you are calm.
You’re the fun,
When you’re,
really the dull.
It is the real you,
Or the you,
You
Wish to be.
When
Intoxicated,
Inebriated,
Smashed,
Who are you?
Really?
You
Think you’re above
The influence,
But,
You
Are really
Under it.

Drugs numb
The painful past,
The miserable now,
The abortive future.
It is
The school yard,
The
black eyes sprayed
By the fists of bullies.
The ‘no’
By the girl
You asked on a date.

It’s the factory
That is your life,
An assembly line of:
Denial,
Ridicule,
Loneliness.

It’s the class
That is your life,
Absent is
Love.

You are
wanted,
Like the curb
Or the front door
That holds the
Unwanted
baby.
You are
That knock
On the door
The feet
That scurry away
In guilt,
Or,
In relief,
Or,
Both.

For me,
No need
For Drugs.
Especially the
Prescription
That
Doctors have written;
The prescription,
Only camouflages the symptoms,
Not the causes of our illnesses.

No need for
The pills,
The narcotics,
That narcs
Search for.
No need for
What the police dog
And his nose
Is searching for.
It’s not in
the hidden compartment.
Or in the particles on
Dollar bills
It’s not in
The underground tunnels
At
Border towns.

Drug Inc:
Paralyzing
Memories of:
Abusive parents,
Failed dreams,
Aspirations hammered down
By
Parents, teachers, or friends.
Flower buds of hope
Continue to poke
Out of the soil
Of life,
Regrowing and
Regrowing
But growth is
always stifled
By society’s snows.
  

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8 thoughts on “Drug Inc.

  1. Interesting piece. I like how you don’t differentiate between “legal” and “illegal” drugs! You kind of depressed me, though. I’d like to think the flowers actually have a chance to bloom!

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