Teen Poetry Collections

My Frenemy

by a young woman in detention

My best friend
and my worst enemy
My drug addition
It’s always there for you
Its reliable
especially when you’re used to people
not being there for you
It’s something that’s fun
It’s something that got me a lot of friends
who had a common thread
People who liked doing it together
It also got me a lot of enemies
It makes you a different version of yourself
A person who doesn’t care that you’re robbing people
who doesn’t care that you’re screwing over your family
who’s willing to cheat on their boyfriend
The appeal is it allows you to become someone
Someone you always wanted to be
An outgoing person
The life of the party
But it’s a false reality

Dedicated to Struggling Addicts