by Tina Hunter

I
Summer flowers bloom
Needle meets soft tanned young skin
Another overdose

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Heat shimmering day
Ambulance blare breaks silence
Heroin picnic

III
Fireworks light sky
Kid has overdosed again
Not in time this time

IV
Final overdose
911, police descend
Rather dead than jail

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Trained in creative writing, Tina Hunter works in higher education administration where she spends her days writing eloquent budget requests, scintillating performance evaluations, and delightful emails. She resides in southern Wisconsin.

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