Pain Killers and Poetry

by Andrea Cannon

Photo by David Taffet on Unsplash

I tried to write, but fear interrupted
A woman stared at me from beneath the chest of drawers,
Wild hair, sunken eyes, lipless teeth grinning a skeleton smile
She waits for me to drift off

The opioid-induced stupor is taking hold quickly
Take these, the doctor said
Don’t let the pain get ahead of you…




Wife / Mother / Christian / Author

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Andrea Cannon

Andrea Cannon

Wife / Mother / Christian / Author

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