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?

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”