My body aches as I can only imagine
The pain of opioid withdrawal-
Oh, I overdosed on the bliss of love.
Locking myself away for a decade
Will not render solace
To this universal pain
When I wake, I think of her, and
When I sleep, I see her
So near yet so far-
So many have drowned in love
In search or escape.
Great urban halls littered with needles and pipes
Of pierced flesh, burned lips, and hearts of ash
Lost in the rivers of hope and despair
Always new, always more, always there.
My mind plays tricks naturally
In the watery depths of this reality-
No two alike.
I need no poppy plants to induce my haze.
My reality is ablaze
With natural wonder and dreamy stars
Of a million’s gaze
Discovering each moment as a new borne babe
And overtime our skins touch.
I am reborn
And I know myself more deeply
From the privilege of knowing her
Some will call me a fool, but I remember the first time I saw her,
And the first time she broke my heart.
I am caught between the two
Constantly growing to be near
What can mend what was once broken?