Peter Bickerton

 

 

 

Charge

Sleeping in doorways,
they huddle against the cold;
plunge the needle tip.

Searching for a vein,
while others crave a socket;
plug-in heroin.

Waiting for a plane,
they hug the corridors;
hooked to the drip.

 

 

Peter Bickerton is a writer and science communicator. He has self-published a collection, Millennial, and is resident poet for Thought for Food – performing to audiences worldwide. Peter’s poetry has featured on the BBC and he currently writes for Forbes magazine. Website: https://www.jugglingdoctor.com/

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