Caw the Doctor

A glass of water for a headache
an apple for depression
a nap for existential dread
a coma for salvation
a noose for El’s latest plague

Get your prescription filled
in a vial or a needle
or a pill jar or a coffin

Line up in single file
with the sheepfold
and lose your Self around the bends

Vodka in the cupboards
cheese stuffed in the fridge
dopamine shoved on socials
it’s the modern age of meds

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