Medication This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

April 30, 2009
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Her trembling hands reached out for the tall, skinny bottle
The glass clinking as it made its way out of the cupboard
The black lid spun off and fell to the floor
Glass grazed her chapped, cracked lips
The clear liquid rushed through her mouth
A burning sensation destroyed her throat all the way down to her stomach
One gulp fixes her loved ones
Second gulp medicates her soul
Third gulp numbs the body
Everything is fine for now
She dreads the family coming home soon
Her breath will linger in the family loved air
The children will smell the medication
Her worries come back
She reaches for the bottle

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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ChrisJ This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 20, 2013 at 2:51 pm
What a story to tell and what powerful imagery, good job!
 
irishlass317 said...
Aug. 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm
I really like your point of view, It is very unique, as well as enjoyable and interesting!! Great job!! :)
 
musicprincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 22, 2011 at 7:24 pm
This is really great :) while it is sad, it does put a different perspective on alcoholism because you don't often hear from the addict's point of view as often as you do from those affected. The medicine analogy was brilliant.
 
Lonewolf1213 said...
Dec. 25, 2010 at 2:14 pm
This is sad....but honest. Keep on writing.
 
xXxFallingTearsxXx said...
Jun. 1, 2009 at 2:35 am
this is a great...a little sad, but i still really like it. you are a great writer! you should check out some of my work.
 
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