*trigger warning: substance abuse



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