Drugs, Cops and Community

Cops hired to take down the druggers

Druggers active to take down the cops

Community doing drugs, not doing drugs, not caring if anyone does drugs

Docs and drugs

White coated pharm types and  drugs

Pills, bottles, bags, seeking the Gods in the bottle—yet another drug

Shoot it up, slam it down, snort it up, drink it down

Higher and Lower, Up and Down—this dance






So much busy-ness around the mystery with the big ‘D’

Walked away thirty years ago—got sane—got sober—got spiritual—got awake

AA and NA and steps from 12 to one and from One to 12—that dance

Yet, Sir Drug waits patiently outside my soul doing one finger push ups grinning at me and ask regularly

“Are you sure?”

My choice—am I sure?

“Sure” so far sure ODAAT


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Grace E. Reed

I have a MA in Conflict Resolution, a BA in Drama Therapy am a mediator, published writer (Negotiating Shadows and Needs) a broadcaster for KBOO.fm radio on disability awareness. I work with street youth, the homeless, addicted people, and have been a social activist for over 35 years. Occupy WS Portland, Oregon is a passion. Eagles World Studio is up and running. My heart responds to poetry and my head hears it in everything I do. My motto is 'stay curious, be kind and keep moving'. My new book 'Negotiating Shadows: Journey to the Sun' published by George Ronald Publisher, Oxford England and available through my website.

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