Residue From A Cocaine Addiction

Written by: Celeste Butler-Mendez

The innocuous white powder; 
those dusty crumbs, 
sniffed off distorted, glass mirrors 
reflect images not his own. 

Straight up or cut down, 
it shames the weak 
and weakens the poor. 

Cracked up or cranked out, 
oozing from a crusty nose, 
dripping from his blank stare, 
in eyes too blind to see that this 
is the residue of his LIFE; 
leftovers from the best parts of him; 
refuse, ruins, pieces and particles that 
can't 
be blown away!