Pinpricks and stabbings
Needles and tracks
Shoved into your arm
Broke your mother’s back.

Salt over the shoulder
Poured into your wounds
Too much to endure
You gave up too soon.

We watch while you falter
We watch from afar
The powder, the candy
The ones that leave scars.

Slipping and slidding
Into the abyss
Wondering why
You couldn’t resist.

With hands in the air
You circle the drain
There’s just no way out
From the depths of your pain.


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Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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