An Ode to The Lost [bad Poem]
They dragged you away!
In a straight jacket.
Is that even legal still?
Hey dude what are they pumping into your veins today.
I don't know. I forget the name a lot of consonants. Heavy on the Ks.
You peacefully numb yet?
I want to slash my jugular with this double plated window. Which is why I am not allowed on my own. When I wake up it is to blinding light that never leaves. When I shut my eyelids I see a pale orange that I can't escape.
I hide my pills under my tongue; I shower in front of a staff member who draws a sharp breath at the sight of my hipbones.
"I would never let my daughter -"
I am not your daughter.
It is my body and the one thing I own and I will not let you starve me of that.
Every night I pray for the people I met.
Don't even believe in prayer but it is something tangible
Keep them safe! Keep them safe! Keep them safe!
Every night another fucking funeral.
Well I sort of knew her, I should go.
And stand in the back so nobody has to acknowledge
The reality of what killed her.
We've shared a cell a few times,
And maybe I'm a stranger,
But I would have died to have saved you from the ache we shared.