Heroisch (Mark William Jackson)

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.