VA Night Float

never ending mass of humanity
yearning for fulfillment
seeking solace
there’s only so many alcoholics i can handle
only so many people searching for opiates
seeking me to drug away their pain
day after day after day
i hear their stories
i listen to their laments
and i wonder
how horrid their lives must be
how long they’ve been milking the system
or how long they’ve been hearing the voices
night after night after night
the pager summons me to another
desperate soul
and i think to myself
how much i want to be left alone
to rest my weary soul
to tend to my own wounds

About papillion

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