Because addiction has touched me. Sat so close at my side, holding the hands of those I love.
Because we watch them disappear, slip away, transform like ghosts dying translucent deaths.
Because we can still see the beauty in their pained hearts and wish the rest of the world could too.
Because he once asked me if I knew what it meant to lose all goodness, because that is what addiction can do – it can steal your heart.
- n. nigro (2014)