*trigger warning: substance abuse

wells

anonymous

wells of deep blue and

mossy green

tinged with tendrils of bloodshot cornea.

he gasps for breath, and

the wells grow larger.


cracked teeth clank

against glass bottle;

eruptions of bloody spittle

settle on the kitchen floor.


lines in his forehead crease and uncrease

and crease again

as the wells begin to

overflow; the pesky moss,

wielding itself

between the hard pressed stone

shines brighter than

ever in the refrigerator

light.