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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.
|April 06, 2007||Bent Orbit||Elaine Equi|
|April 07, 2007||Etiquette||Judson Mitcham|
|April 09, 2007||Oil & Steel||Henri Cole|
|April 10, 2007||Dressmaker||Éireann Lorsung|
|April 11, 2007||Atlantis—A Lost Sonnet||Eavan Boland|
|April 12, 2007||Bedside||William Olsen|
|April 13, 2007||Poem||Matthew Rohrer|
|April 14, 2007||Joseph Cornell, with Box||Michael Dumanis|
|April 15, 2007||This Day||Jimmy Santiago Baca|
|April 16, 2007||Far and Away [excerpt]||Fanny Howe|