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Still Life with Antidepressants
The afternoon light lights
the room in a smudged
sheen, a foggy-eyed glow.
The dog digs at the couch,
low-growling at the mailman.
I’m spelling words with pills
spilled consolidating bottles:
yes and try and most of happy:
Maybe I’ll empty them all.
A woman I don’t know
is having a drill drill into her
skull. To get rid of the thing
requires entering the brain.
How to imagine a story
that ends with that ending?
I don’t know how to live my life,
but at least today I want to.
|February 14, 2015||Invitation to Love||Paul Laurence Dunbar|
|January 16, 2012||We Wear the Mask||Paul Laurence Dunbar|
|April 18, 2010||Prayer for Sleep||Cheryl Dumesnil|
|April 02, 2013||The Forecast||Michael Dumanis|
|April 14, 2007||Joseph Cornell, with Box||Michael Dumanis|
|July 19, 2011||The Bottom||Denise Duhamel|
|May 21, 2009||Delta Flight 659||Denise Duhamel|
|June 04, 2015||Florida Doll Sonnet||Denise Duhamel|
|June 24, 2013||Permanence||Denise Duhamel|
|May 23, 2010||Before the Deployment||Jehanne Dubrow|