Tagged: medication

sort of measuring

sort of measuring
time by the expiration
date on a bottle
of painkillers is
realizing that
the journey*
hasn’t been
all that bad –
let’s divide and
conquer what’s
left of it before
the potency
wears off

* Happy New Year’s Eve! Thank you to WordPress and Editor Cheri Lucas Rowlands for highlighting my six-year journey of daily posts. You can check it out in today’s Discover post round-up.

Thanks to the post, I’ve also discovered Andy Townend and his Poetry 101 Rehab prompts, a weekly post to inspire fellow bloggers. The above is inspired by this week’s prompt, Odyssey.

Thank you, as always, for reading, and have a healthy and peaceful new year!


you know the

you know the
medication has
kicked in
when you stop
wondering when the
medication will
hit, and there is
a certain
sheen to the next
six hours, if you are
lucky. but
as much as a web
can be called
a safety net, there
is always the
suspicion that
you are still leaking
and it drips