Posts Tagged ‘Drugs’

Achille’s Heel

Posted: June 9, 2008 in Poetry
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This is the slow motion
Of my Achille’s tendon unravelling.
Dimly I am aware
of something wrong
of terrible, horrible things impending
and that this is gonna hurt.
Again.

SNAP!
Scream.
Pain and agony.
My leg!
Ambulance on the way.
Stay calm — it’s going to be alright.
You’ll get medical attention.
Sirens and first aid.
Professionals stitching me back together.
Drugs (prescribed) and an IV drip.
Crutches.
Going home.
Rehabilitation and sympathy.
More pain, wearing away like water on stone.
And one day, I’m OK again.
I’ll appreciate my mobility and the experience.

But right now
in this relationship
All I can hear is the snap
And the snake of something crucial
something vaguely central
internal
Unravelling.

Packing Tape

Posted: July 10, 1991 in Poetry
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I saw the smartest man go blind with intuition.
Snow muffles the deads’ empty warnings.
The balm of drugs fills my head with packing tape.
Everyone wants to forget their surgery.
My gift itches and aches to be unraveled.
Pounding drums with homeless sharks at night.
I watch it all crash down in mutinous silence.
I think while no one is looking at me.

Droogs

Posted: May 1, 1991 in Poetry
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I
do
drugs.
I do lots of drugs.
I do I do
drugs.
of drugs
I do lots of drugs I
lots I lots of drugs I
do I lots of drugs I do
drugs lots lots I I lots.
drugs.
lots I do.