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Chemical Crutch by Joania Hernandez

He found his happiness
in an orange-tinted bottle with a child proof lid
popping his meds and his precious endorphins
holding them closer than family
but nobody thought he was addicted
until the day he ran out

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The Devil by Rebecca Cherrington

You’re the poison running through my veins
You are the reason for all my pains
I have one taste and I just want more
I turn around and shut the door

It doesn’t matter who gets tricked
As long as you are my next fix!

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