Heroisch (Mark William Jackson)

28 Jul

In the dim fluorescent cubicle,
amid the urine smell
and graffitied penises
she spoke,
“did you know
heroin was legal,
it was developed
by Felix Hoffman
for Bayer Pharmaceuticals
as a cough suppressant,
it was sold over
the counter as
19th turned to 20th.”

His eyes rolled
into the back of his head,
and, in agreement,
he nodded.

One Response to “Heroisch (Mark William Jackson)”


  1. Where I’m At: Black Rider & Verity La. « Mark William Jackson - July 29, 2010

    […] at Verity La. Alec Patric has posted two of my poems, Heroisch and Hell’s Band, and an interview he conducted with me. He also did a great job of editing an […]

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