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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.
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|June 20, 2010||A Prayer for my Daughter||W. B. Yeats|
|September 20, 2015||The Lover Pleads with His Friend for Old Friends||W. B. Yeats|
|August 09, 2014||The Rose of Battle||W. B. Yeats|
|August 17, 2013||The Living Beauty||W. B. Yeats|
|January 07, 2012||The Magi||W. B. Yeats|
|January 05, 2013||The Balloon of the Mind||W. B. Yeats|
|October 04, 2014||Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven||W. B. Yeats|
|March 17, 2011||Who goes with Fergus?||W. B. Yeats|
|May 09, 2015||Aedh Tells of the Perfect Beauty||W. B. Yeats|