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Methadone Prison

Methadone Prison       A tenant asks me to break a hundred-dollar bill for him. “Where did you get that?” I wonder out loud. He’s a

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One Final Mess

Eight deaths since Christmas. The last one overdosed on meth. We discovered him during a routine safety check, but he’d been dead for three days

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Yesterday Someone Died

I see her moments before her death; she’s sitting contentedly in the nook of her building across the street. Back against the wall, knees bent

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Rats and Men

The table is chewed throughThe walls no moreRat shit abounds. The stench is oppressive.As I peer through the massive gaps in what’s left of the

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