Too Late

From an article by CNN’s Nadia Kounang: “Drug Overdose Deaths  Reach All-Time High.”
In 2014, 47,055 people died from drug overdoses. Since 2000, opioid drug overdoses have jumped 200%. (Image “Brain on Drugs”

Addictions Affliction UseToo Late

By the time we intervened
It was already too late.

She had spun a colossal web
and placed herself squarely in its center.

It was firmly woven with intoxicating muster
so that rain nor hail nor
hurricane force winds
could hope to break through.

As if by genius architectural design
The spinning had left no survivors in its wake
to ensure no access would occur.

Like fallen soldiers the ones that came
before lay bloody and beaten.

She was not to be saved,
Drugs had spun their impenetrable web
of total mass destruction.

We knew she could die….
And she did.

© DiAnne Ebejer


About DiAnne Ebejer

I am retired and live on the East coast of Florida where I spend much of my time reading, playing with photography and trying to write some "poetry and then some" at I care deeply about many things and wish there was much more love and compassion in this world today. I also have a part time blog "Thought You Might Like This" used for special projects and occasional things of interest
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7 Responses to Too Late

  1. Poignant and well put!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. A hard hard subject we must all never stop being aware of.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Vanessence says:

    This breaks my heart. 😦

    Liked by 1 person

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