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Drug Addiction: A Poem
Is that you, Addiction, sitting next to me in church today?
How dare you flaunt your hopeless hostage in this house.
Ah, I see, you did not come of your own accord.
Your silent discomfort trickles like sweat.
I really can’t take my eyes off of you,
Such a foreign fascination.
Your thin grey cloak covers him so completely,
Clouding his downcast eyes and sallow skin.
Your daily consumption of this man
Has left him withered and wasted.
What dark halls have you forced him to walk?
Where are you hiding his smile, his peace?
Did you see the one who led you here?
He gave you the finest seat
Right next to his young family.
Doesn’t he make your master tremble?
How does it feel to be so exposed,
Standing alone near this blaze of the Holy Spirit?
You quietly recoil, but cannot escape just yet.
As we sing, the heat intensifies.
The song is over, and you may leave now.
You still hold his strings,
But not so tightly.
Did you notice?