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My Inventory

She died of an overdose
Heroin, like spiderwebs
Separating millions of core-nerves

From reality-living neutral
Until coals revive blanc

Sorrows, child left behind
Awaiting distress

I found her flower etched
Jeans, in my office

I threw them into the trash
Her beauty crushed

What could have become?
What could have


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  1. Date: 12/14/2011 11:16:00 AM
    Sad,story James.Life is not always good. Bless you.OXOX Love from Norway and Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 6:42:00 PM
    The story of a life in so few lines and yet the whole picture is alive. A gift my friend, a wonderful write!

  1. Date: 12/6/2011 7:51:00 AM
    A sad write here James.Thanks for visiting and commenting at my poem.

  1. Date: 12/5/2011 9:11:00 PM
    A sad reality, if only they realised the impact their addiction has on the ones left behind.. So many can relate to this Jimbo... Hope the week ahead will be a good one ;-) tc Wilma

  1. Date: 12/3/2011 7:34:00 PM
    This one is so sad. Jimbo. Especially throwing the jeans into the trash. Heart breaking. Happy Holidays sweetie! :) Catie