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” devianart.com)
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