addiction

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the plastic baggie,
filled with broken strands of
pearls, six gold chains
and four rings,

even my ruby
that mom bought me for
my sixteenth birthday,
lies abandoned on the table,

because the hospital called
about his release


For my brother, who went through hell and dragged his family down with him, for finally getting clean