|Wait for an Answer
Author: M. S. Curoe PM
When you're sick of the doctors, therapists, and specialists...and the pills don't work anymore. "Then the pills don’t work, peace won’t come. Pain spreads around like fire, or cancer..."Rated: Fiction T - English - Angst/Drama - Words: 148 - Published: 07-30-10 - Status: Complete - id: 2833635
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You've sunk in this couch for what feels like years
hiding an eternity burnt on your wrist.
Inquisitive eyes peer at the gears
in your head to discern what makes you tick.
With repeated questions and hinted guile
they ask of your plans to die.
No, no plans as of now, you smile.
Your every word is a lie.
Momma was like this before
you were even a hint in her body.
To know this now rocks the core
you were using to keep steady.
Sleep comes seldom, at most
when nightmares plague the night.
Life starts to come only in triple doses
to keep your hands solid, your feet light.
Then the pills don't work, peace won't come.
Pain spreads around like fire, or cancer,
burning hot and cold until fingers grow numb.
Still you sink in the couch and wait for an answer.