Feb 13, 2022
Poem: Fruit fly trap
Essays and poems about addiction by Spenser Smith.
“Too bad it failed.”
- Facebook comment posted on a CBC Vancouver article titled “The day a mail-order high from China nearly ended Spenser Smith's life”
B.C. is a bowl of apple cider vinegar and dish detergent, a sweet trap designed to drown. I escape the swat of your hand, my body nearly another smear on the wall. Pour Drano down the pipes. Scald our wings into nothingness. Did you know the lifespan of a fruit fly is 30 to 50 days? So short and getting shorter by the month.
“Fruit fly trap” was originally published in SAD Mag.