Medicated

Quack

 

“Take these pills,

Once a day.”

He says.

 

“Take these pills

Once a day,

And you’ll be okay.”

He says.

 

Looking around the office

It’s white

Sterile-feeling-white.

Bright shiny objects-

Instruments-

Used to tell me what he’d told me too.

 

“Once a day,

When you get out of bed.”

“Don’t forget them.”

“This is all in your head!”

 

The pill bottle has a

White cap

“Twist here” “Childproof”

And an orange body.

“To be taken orally” “500 mg”

 

“You need medicated!”

 

Later

I take the bottle in hand

From the drug store pharmacy down the street.

I’m not crazy.

Not in my belief.

 

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Olympian – Woman in Camisole

Olympian

 

Sweat beads down

Eyes squint to see

The pole too high

For this Olympian wannabe.

 

Why was the crossbar so damn high?

Even the professionals

Were terrified.

 

Broken legs

Busted ribs

Bruised jaws

And the pole was split.

 

Up in the sun the crossbar resides

To knock down the Olympian

With who it collides.

 

The crack of bones

On the ground below

The snap of a pole

The Olympian’s turn was thrown.

 

He looked up

To see the crossbar.

With feet below,

And the sun blocked out

By a woman

In Camisole

 

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