DRUG USE IN MADISON, INDIANA
I am getting older.
I think the youngsters need someone younger.
I’ve worked pulling kids and fathers and mothers
out of drug overdoses.
I’m getting tired. The drugs are becoming more powerful.
A policeman told me today that he brought a man back alive from drugs
and when the man woke up he tried to kill this officer
(from the effects of coming out from a drug induced almost death).
In the end, the man had a heart attach and died (not the policeman).
I have worked in this town about 23 years
and have seen every drug on the increase.
I’ve been offered drugs (no I never accepted them).
I had once lovely lady shoot up
with a needle in my counseling room.
I asked her what was happening —
she said she was taking insulin for diabetes.
Minutes later I called 911 as she went unconscious (she lived).
I’m ready to start writing poetry again as I did in the 1970s and 1980s.
Thanks for taking time to read my story.
Blessings, Jim Wortham