March 01, 2018

බෙහෙත් වට්ටෝරුව

Prescription | Nicolette Stasko

Take your pills
In the prescribed cycle of morning
The blue one when you first wake up
The white one with the coffee
To counteract the heart’s racing
And heavy pumping

Then the upstairs ones
The ones I am most afraid
Of keeping
Of missing
Those little palliative ovals
That claim to prevent the weeping
To stop the pictures running
Like a bus through the brain

The ones marked hope
And despair
the ones
Marked pain and rebirth
The ones that say

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