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When the Medicine Wasn’t Working

July 8, 2010 by · No comments

Julie Barbour

The road not taken
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I chased the sun into the horizon
until it fell away
then chased the moon,
howling in my loneliness.
The doctor said to give it two weeks
but who has time to wait
for the heaviness of the world to fall away?
The pills remained in their small bottle,
each tablet small and oval
like my body curled over the steering wheel
trying to make out road signs in the rain.

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