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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 06, 2014||Willow Poem||William Carlos Williams|
|July 03, 2012||Willow||Jane Shore|
|April 27, 2010||William James, Henry James||Sarah Gridley|
|April 22, 2013||William Dawes||Eileen Myles|
|February 22, 2012||Wild Swans||Edna St. Vincent Millay|
|November 17, 2014||Wild Silk||Brian Russell|
|August 10, 2013||Wild Rose||Bryher|
|August 26, 2014||Wide Sigh||Melissa Broder|
|May 19, 2010||Why They Went||Elizabeth Bradfield|
|September 12, 2013||Why Poetry Can Be Hard for Most People||Dorothea Lasky|