By Luis Lopez
Content warning: substance addiction
Sometimes, the air tastes so sweet,
like a mouthful of cotton candy.
As it rots my teeth I can’t help but think,
I am a child, naive,
allured by simple pleasures.
If I could, I would,
sacrifice this confection
for something more nourishing.
But then I think,
What of those who cannot enjoy this delightful decay?
I must seize it and hold it, bite down, never let go,
if only for them.
I will fall into the comforting lap of my vices
until one day, it all runs dry
and the bitter taste that’s been there all along remains.
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