Subsistence on the bitterness of tried anodynes
Is a reality all too common for many, opiate
Wisdom told in rates of itching addiction, drawn
Faces tired from the attentions of coadjutive creatures
Of pain and all that it reaches, nerve deep within.
Dank dreams in the grip of absolution, delirious
Wondering amidst pressures and power consigned
To their various points, all drive to ends injurious
Possibly, should the host doubt the inherent strength
Of wetware, the surviving organism thusly resigned.