My Pills - Conor Alpaugh

All the colors make it fun.

When I take them I play with a gun.

Take them with a shot.

The alcohol feels hot. 

Fuck rehab.

People think I’m mad. 

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Got one for everything.

Higher than a fucking kite, feeling like a king.

Lost my mind.

And you’re not gonna find it.

But that’s just my pills.

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Wake up with a bitch or two in my bed.

OxyContin, Vicodin, and a shot of Patron for the pain in my head.

And I don’t need a needle.

Go to the doc for a refill.

I could take 5 or 50 at a time.

No need to share, they’re all fucking mine. 

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Got one for everything.

Higher than a fucking kite, feeling like a king.

Lost my mind.

And you’re not gonna find it.

But that’s just my pills.

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(Bridge)

Don’t care what organs they destroys.

Play around like a they’re toys.

People thing it’s just meds.

Never get attention from the feds.

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Got one for everything.

Higher than a fucking kite, feeling like a king.

Lost my mind.

And you’re not gonna find it.

But that’s just my pills.

"Groundwater being pumped into an irrigation canal at a farm outside of #Alpaugh, #California, #USA on June 16, 2014.

Since the drought caused most farmers in the southern part of the Central Valley to lose access to #water delivered to them from the distant north, they’ve resorted to pumping #groundwater, causing alarm over the rapid depletion of aquifers and leading to land subsidence at a rate that has not been seen since the ‘50s.

After traveling more than 2,000 miles across California, it’s clear that the state’s drought is mired in paradox with decades of water mismanagement and regional fighting. While cities – some of which never installed water meters – struggle to convince its dwellers to conserve, agriculture consumes 80% of California’s water.

For the next week I’ll share photos I gathered from this road trip while on assignment for @msnbcphoto

Photo by @balazsgardi
#watercrisis #complexemergency #drought #centralvalley #environment #agriculture @azdarya #everydayUSA

For the complete photo essay “California Drought Creates Grim Ripple Effect” go to www.msnbc.com/photography

MISSING: “Betsy and Jose Araque (14 & 4 mo) * CRITICAL MISSING CHILD ALERT * NON-FAMILY ABDUCTION * Alpaugh, California / Mexico * FELONY WARRANT ISSUED FOR JOSE AYALA” (link):

Betsy and Jose Araque

CRITICAL MISSING CHILD ALERT

NON-FAMILY ABDUCTION 

** BELIEVED TO BE WITH ADULT MALE, FELONY WARRANT  ISSUED

Betsy Araque

AGE:  14

SEX:  Female

RACE:  Hispanic

HAIR:  Black (may be dyed)
EYES:  Brown

HEIGHT:  5’04” (163 cm)
WEIGHT:  90 lbs (41 kg)

PIERCED ears 

Jose Luis Araque

AGE:  4 Months

SEX:  Male
RACE:  Hispanic

HAIR:  Brown
EYES:  Brown
HEIGHT:  2’0” (61 cm)
WEIGHT:  12 lbs (5 kg) 

Betsy and Jose were allegedly abducted by Jose Ayala.  He may have taken them to Mexico. 

MISSING SINCE:  January 20, 2012

MISSING FROM:  Alpaugh, California

Jose Ayala

DOB:  June 4, 1980

SEX:  Male

RACE:  Hispanic
HAIR:  Black
EYES:  Brown
HEIGHT:  6’03” (191 cm)
WEIGHT:  240 lbs (109 kg)

TATTOOS:  Chest – “Tulare County” and “Maria Chona”;  Left finger - “Chona”;  Upper left ar – “Jose L. Ayala”

CONTACT:
911Tulare County Sheriff’s Office 559-733-6218

NCMEC 1-800-THE-LOST

there’s a facebook page, too: http://www.facebook.com/FIND.BETSY.JOSE

[if the photo up top is not the right one, i’ll fix it]

Still Here - Conor Alpaugh

As I lay here in my bed.

See her, only in my head. 

Don’t know why, but I haven’t slept in days.

Life seems to be in a haze.

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Sometimes I forget your gone, and think your still here.

All I wanna do is hold her near.

Wanna love you.

But your gone, and I’m still here.

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I go out about my day.

As if I’m okay.

Smile to keep people from guessing.

But in the silence I hear you whispering.

Sometimes I forget your gone, and think your still here.

All I wanna do is hold her near.

Wanna love you.

But your gone, and I’m still here.

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I’ve never been very love strong.

And it’s been awhile since you left.

It’s hard to think your gone.

But you’re gone.

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Sometimes I forget your gone, and think your still here.

All I wanna do is hold her near.

Wanna love you.

But your gone, and I’m still here.

But your gone, and I’m still here.