im counting on the ability to know
more than you do
somehow always.

when i asked my mother why kids were sniffing glue
she said
it helped curve hunger.

i was seven at the time
and can understand why any mother would leave out
that sniffing super glue
can get you high

because hunger is a decease of society
of all of us
none of us feel the guilt

a junkie has all the pity and repulsion they deserve.