08/07/2010

Just A Minute

Give me pills.
Give me injections.
Induce hallucinations.
Halt my motor functions.
I don’t care.
Keep my marbles if you must.
Shackle my limbs together.
Monitor my heartbeat.

What do you hear?
Drumming?

When this is all over.
I’ll have that fond memory.
Of you wearing a white coat.
Putting me into a trance.

“Perseveration” You say.

You smile at me.
As if I was a child.
Who hadn’t learned,
That all important lesson.

We laugh together.
Maybe you’re laughing at me.
I don’t mind.
I wonder if you hear me say.
“The music has always been too loud”