Tagged: placebo

january is

january is
a placebo – for a moment,
we are unflinching
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: placebo

in between sleep,

in between sleep,
darkness fingers my
thoughts, conducting
a double blind
taste test – this one,
yes, this one is
real, and
not that one
– and
there is no bias,
no preferred
treatment. even
the first sign of
morning reveals
no answers
.
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every night, we drink from the

every night, we drink from the
bottle we labeled healing
to give our brains authority
over our bodies
even at rest –
no one is collecting
data from this runaway
placebo effect
.
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no one is making a noise
to test the depth of
silence. no one is
dropping a hint to lose
the stillness of a
solution. no one is
collecting data for this
placebo effect. someone
is opening a window
to confirm the
absence of a breeze.
.
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i miss those manual circulation
days when a book
held deep pockets full
of names, thoughtful
gestures of those who, like me,
checked out and checked in
for an unfamiliar ride. i miss
calculating how long each
book had been waiting
in between borrowers and
how many others have already
shared this particular story.
i miss lining up dutifully
with my name
in a different style, in
contrasting ink. and i
miss entering myself
into each new raffle –
a wager on becoming
the next winner
after so many years
.
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