Final Hit

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image adapted by Jane Basil from:
http://xvrcardoso.deviantart.com/art/Devil-Angel-181916400

“just one final hit
tomorrow I will get clean
just this one last hit”

her drug-dusted wings
lift me from my muddied mire
until tomorrow

the daybreak brings pain
“tomorrow I will be stronger
after this final ——”

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a heartless promise
kept by the needle’s swift pierce
brings blackened silence

stretching out until
loved ones who have grieved for years
fill it with their tears

concealing whispers
which slowly gain momentum
to become a chant

increasing masses
of lost and weakened people
join the throng and cry

“just one final hit
tomorrow I will get clean
just this one last hit”

© Jane Paterson Basil

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6 thoughts on “Final Hit

    1. Thank you. It’s a pity I haven’t made any attempt to reach my target audience though.
      I wonder if I should look for an agent? The trouble with that is that my priority is helping vulnerable people, rather than generating the maximum profit… maybe that’s why I have ended up in social housing – for me there are always more important things than financial security… that and the fact that I was robbed of everything I owned, by someone addicted to the drugs I wish to protect people from.
      Ho hum.

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