A Little Help

The caffeine…

just a little pick-me-up.

The bottle…

just a little happy-maker.

The draught,

just a little rush.

The pill,

just a little normalizer.

The screens,

just a little escape.

The consume,

just a little pacifier.

Oh the many things

we need

to…

to do what,

exactly.

To not feel vulnerable.

To not have to face our demons.

To not have to grow up

and take responsibility.

Can’t we just try

without the junk

and try again

with just a little help

from our friends?