But there's no poppy fields in harlem look around
The Poppy is a flowering plant in the subfamily Papaveroideae of the family Papaveraceae. One species of poppy, Papaver somniferum produces edible seeds, and is also the source of the crude drug opium which contains powerful medicinal alkaloids such as morphine or opium. In this case, Sandman is making the observation how there aren’t any poppy fields in Harlem so the true source of the drugs, and by consequence, the true culprits of the drug epidemic are elsewhere and the blame should not be placed completely on people from the inner-cities trying to make a living however they can.
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