Pass Me That Knife

like a poisonous chemical
it can kill the body
slowly
painfully
it also kills everything
that is around it
families
friendships
its destructive nature
makes it a weapon
dangerous
deadly
but it is accepted in society
encouraged even
drink up
cheers

alcoholism left unchecked
is just suicide with a butter knife
slowly
painfully

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – chemical