Cardiologist Syllogism

They said the prescription was a cocktail, A trial and error run, To see what worked for me The dosage and frequency recorded As follows   First, a dietary restriction Refrain from certain family relationships, before breakfast Be sure to include an every day dose a close friend Keep frivolous relationships to a minimum And…

Driver

Please take the wheel Choose the road Take this body to some unknown place Take the risk Of going in the other lane When it’s occupied By another, larger vehicle Touch the gas pedal Choose our speed Fast through life Slow past trees Decide the destination Take the weight of living From me Carry me…

Ruby Slippers

sometimes I shut my eyes and try and hope that no one else gets hurt gets sick loses a life or a friend sometimes I click my heels and grit my teeth and hope for babies to stay alive in their mother’s belly’s sometimes I hold my breath and duck in hopes that hurricanes will…

Layaway

No feelings owed for two to five years. Make a future commitment For one tiny price. Today I put my heart on layaway The plan bought and sold a single minute for my cards to fold “It’s easy . It’s simple.” Promises made risks to be minimal One small payment here A sample of affection…

At War

A chink in the armor. A leak in the helm. A part of me left open for you to crash into. Why this feeble footing so often falls below me I do not know My aim seems straight but falters in the bow. And I feel covered in duct tape. Taping anger Taping passion Taping…