recock gunshot sudden recoil. drugs smoked off aluminum foil. falling fleeing losing feeling. unknown unplugged rewind reeling. fast-forward timeline’s torn to tatters. breathing in breaking down losing touch fried grey matter. op-ed opt in open call open role. state your worth sell your time pay your taxes take your tolls. reductionist absurdity boiled down still bubbling. evaporation nothing left drinking air for sustenance. words on tongues: dissolving melting. thoughts on repeat: screaming belting. a helping hand’s a handout when necessity commands. supply some bad ideals create demand demand demand. mixed media mixed emotions mixing drinks with pill prescriptions. doctors put on pedestals for treating all our fake afflictions. but does it help who does it help? the difference is the payout. we’ve done all that we could do says a whisper seeming like a shout. pain killers kill pain until a shake rings empty silence. in absence needles fill the veins of new street market clients. advertising: consult your doctor don’t dare live days discomforted. a war on drugs is a fight for big pharma: don’t believe all as it’s contorted.