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Source: Adults

Author: Rhona Aitken

Title: Pills

Time for another (three times a day).
Stiff in its silver cocoon
it pops out onto the table
to be swallowed, shot down my throat
with prescribed water -
to join the other five.

Somewhere inside me they meet.
Do they fight? Dissolve in anger?
Counteract each other as their corpses rush
crumbling through my body.
One pill alone would have had a right of way,
avoiding the coddled cocktail that swamps me.
Six have no chance.

Hey-ho for five o’clock
And the next batch.
It sounds like all-out war.

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