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How Do You Explain?

How do you explain a cough Caused by flower dust To a child who’s only scared Raspy throat and wheezing breath Violent hacks Making his stomach ache Spilling medicine into his mouth To stem the tide of pollen Knowing his … Continue reading

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From the Vault: The Pandora’s Box Prescription

As I sit here coughing I contemplate this pill A harsh Pandora’s Box Holding hope And an army of horrors I am forced to swallow With a bathtub’s worth of water My shredded throat Whimpering against the pill Until it … Continue reading

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Around and Round the Medicine Bush

(One of my favorite poems is the Dr. Seuss’ Pill Drill from You’re Only Old Once.  I tried to do something similar a year ago after a really rough couple of months.  Before anyone asks, my health was not as … Continue reading

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