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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.
|December 03, 2011||Earth Took of Earth||Anonymous|
|May 22, 2010||Early Memory||January Gill O'Neil|
|October 27, 2014||Early Afternoon, Having Just Left the Chapel of San Francesco||James Brasfield|
|August 22, 2011||Each year||Dora Malech|
|September 20, 2013||E.H.||John Koethe|
|September 27, 2015||Duval’s Birds||Conrad Aiken|
|February 04, 2012||Dust of Snow||Robert Frost|
|March 08, 2013||Dusk||Margo Berdeshevsky|
|January 16, 2015||During the Montenegrin Poetry Reading||Tess Gallagher|
|April 27, 2015||du bois in ghana||Evie Shockley|