wisdom and pills
She never finished college
but she was a pill expert
and took pride in it
"Here, this one'll make you rock
against your will. You'd need some."
"Not me," I said.
"Hahahahaaa, afraid o' some pills, boy?
D' you know what being afraid of
this stuff's called around here?"
"I don't know what's called around here
I'll call it wisdom where I'm at. No
pills for me, thanks."
"Wow, you're such a pussy, ain't ya?
Oh, well that's too bad, I guess.
Would've been fun to rock the bed tonight
but I ain't lookin' for no pussy. I wanna give that."
She gave it to one of my friends along with
some sketchy looking pills
and from that night on they were a couple
of some sorts for a little over a month
And when she took the right pills
she talked in the wrong ways
In her sleep
to the walls
to her cat
to her left foot, but whispering
so the right wouldn't hear
And when she was on pills she would have
her new boyfriend hold her phone
and not allow her to answer if her dad called
Her dad didn't call too often but
somehow managed to call when she was on pills
He just wanted to check how college's going
not knowing she'd quit
or was expelled
"Ah, my daddy would so kill me
if he found out. Like, yeah, he'd kill me as fuck!
But that's all right. I'm all right.
I know this dude who prints 'em, makes 'em
look like the real thing.
Just give 'im the ID an' cash
and you're good. I'll be good."
Well, I don't know
I guess wisdom comes in many, many forms
that friend of mine she hooked up
with considered it wise to
one day just tell her father the truth
The phone rang for the fourth time
and she was lying in bed
naked with froth about her lips
and eyes staring up into her skull
probably looking for salvation or something
He answered and introduced himself to her father
and told him everything,
even switched to video call to show the man his daughter
He thought he'd save her life this way
Sacrifice the relationship to save your partner's life
I guess that's wise
She went into rehab, I heard
and, what do you know, a few years later
she's married and pregnant
I wonder how wise her husband is...