Friday 22 November 2013

#64 - These Pills Are Out Of Date

Harlequin capsules that slide, all coffiny,
down an ailing gullet, rattling their cargos
like a beggar shaking his cup.

The first five cause walls and shelves
and foreheads
to take on a doughy texture; surfaces give
under fingertips; walking
becomes a question of faith.

The next three make Facebook posts interesting;
suddenly Upworthy is a source of genuine
and perpetual fascination -
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The next pill makes it impossible to tell the truth;
its effects go unnoticed.

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