“Head on collision”
Richard Deitner overdosed...
his 15th time today
Swerving north and south-
into oncoming broadway traffic
Crashing without slamming on the brakes
He lit a cigarette in the morning
And day dreamed-
of ways to get that smack!
He feels lifeless without it
The rush creeping up the Veins!
The dirt under his fingernails;
Is much cleaner than dirt he's done daily-
to get his dope!
He never knew?
The Opiate based OxyContin-
prescribed for his bad back
Would have him hooked!
Richard grew up in an industrial city-
Jobs were plenty
He saved up enough to buy a house
While working at the mill.
But those days are long gone now!
No ones hiring-
grey skies hover over like a spaceship!
There's fentanyl in the needle!
Three shots of narcan couldn't save him
It was his final call!
Edwin Moses #poet #drugwar #eugenicist #warcriminal