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Monday, June 26

freestyle sonnet #088: 21ST CENTURY AMERICAN OPIOID FOG MACHINES

(hard times along dusty roads)

Opioid existential crisis for nation 
with deep psychic pain desiring that numbing fog 
of self-medication. Economic station 
plus internal spaces have depressions to slog 

through - the meek muck of things not quite being how they 
appear. Something is wrong here; our notion of "care" 
means to ignore until unbearable, each day 
navigating 1 to 10 scale, below 6 rare, 

yet expected to heal self, inside and outside, 
pull them psychic bootstraps up, alone in the crowd... 
or so it seems. These dreams of perfection applied 
to those who reside in surroundings simply cloud 

what's real - that most is lost in fog of denial, 
vast masses suffer tribulation and trial. 

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