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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.
|January 02, 2011||To Think of Time||Walt Whitman|
|January 01, 2011||The Thread of Life||Christina Rossetti|
|December 30, 2010||As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII [Blow, blow, thou winter wind]||William Shakespeare|
|December 29, 2010||Snow-Bound [The sun that brief December day]||John Greenleaf Whittier|
|December 28, 2010||The Snow Storm||Ralph Waldo Emerson|
|December 27, 2010||Snow-Flakes||Henry Wadsworth Longfellow|
|December 25, 2010||Christmas Bells||Henry Wadsworth Longfellow|
|December 23, 2010||When I Am in the Kitchen||Jeanne Marie Beaumont|
|December 22, 2010||The Anxiety of Coincidence||Mark Bibbins|
|December 21, 2010||Study for Salome Dancing Before Herod||Eric Pankey|