Posted by: Ron DuBour | September 17, 2015

Opioids~by Paul F. Lenzi


 

 

Opioids

 

"Defeat II" Painting by Yvonne Palermo From phinneywood.com

“Defeat II”
Painting by Yvonne Palermo
From phinneywood.com

hard chemical hammers
smash at deep neuropath pain
a narcotic synthesis driving
a deadfall of drumbeats
that shatter collateral sanity
scored to a psychotrope menu
of dreadful dependence
and nullified memory
blunted acuity
sleepless fatigue
all concomitant
ravaging side effects
worse than the cure
it’s no wonder that
artists and authors and poets
and thinkers are all
better left to their pain

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  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers


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