Chemical Assistance

by Ivan Reyes

Chemical assistance to help you wake 
To help you sleep 

Electronic impulse to help you breathe 
To help you be 

The additive addictive supplement 
To help your blood flow 
Through your veins 
More comfortably 
More dumbly 
More numb 
More means less 

Less thoughts, less pain 
Less responsibility, the crushing realities 
Weren't meant be carried 

But we are dumb animals, apes really 
And we try to soar without wings 
And the fossil record will show that we were ghosts who had yet to shed their skin 
Angels, with chemical wings and dreams of golden dna