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Children in the Shadow of Addiction

Children in the Shadow of Addiction

Sunlight assaulting. Piercing the curtainless window with its accusing spotlight Screaming Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! She lets out a cry, wounded,  sheep-like, and looks away her pupils as large as saucers. Saucers with tiny pink roses once laid out on the child’s table shards now spilling like mosaic tiles onto the floor all shattered but one. She can’t remember how. She shields her eyes, one slight hand trembles as she covers them blinding her to the sight of the tiny angel crumpled like a wadded up napkin that had been tossed in the corner stained but Silent. A rain cloud slowly usurps the power of the angry sun inch by inch dulling the light until the spotlight goes out as does she on the floor by the broken teacups (c) Angela McClintock

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