Dear Heroin Epidemic,
The lives being claimed, are ever climbing
At once just a few, now overwhelming.
Not just friends, not just family,
It’s strangers, it’s neighbors, it’s everyone.
I never thought you would affect me
And I suppose you didn't
But you hit my small town
Devastating it like a tornado in a crop field
Your vortex pulling in people around me
Everything being left in ruins
And now nothing is quite the same.
Not only did you hit my town, you hit my home,
My brother, the one targeted
It was like one day everything changed
The lies started, and seemed to never end.
You left my family in shambles
Like an abandoned house with boarded windows
Since then, nothing being normal
All trust crumbling along with the buildings around us
We never got a warning for this tornado.
You were never just a needle, you were a natural disaster.
-Sincerely, Somebody’s Sister