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How could a myriad of obscure chemicals compressed into capsules solve my problems? I’m sure if even some snob academic lectured me on chemistry and pharmacotherapy, I wouldn’t understand. It didn’t matter. I had pills for depression, pills for anxiety, pills to sleep. Was there a pill to stop taking pills? My stomach gurgled and I looked outside the living room table. I couldn’t dare look at the chemicals weapons I had just consumed, warfare ensuing within me. Would they make it all better? My cheeks were wet. When had I stopped taking the best drug of all? The drug that would make me happy, carefree, and let me sleep at night. A drug where I would have to take no other. Why did I stop feasting on life?

 Ermisenda Alvarez

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