The next right thing

I find inside an addict’s pants
A coin of steel with iron words:
“Remember you could die tonight.”
The other side: a skull and bones.
I guess this girl assumes it means
“It’s rather pointless anyway.”
And so she fucks away her days.

But then I find another coin.
Another quote insists to “Do.”
The other side: “The next right thing.”
And that is when I understand
I’m just a “thing” for her tonight.
But that’s okay. At least, I’m “right.”

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