We, the sick. (Collaboration with Georgia Park of Sudden Denouement Publishing)

It was truly my honour to mush words with Sudden Denouement’s own Georgia Park She has such a vibrant, true approach to writing.  Her words encouraged me to lower some guards and trim some of my own verbose inclinations for the sake of resonance.  I hope this sticks in your guts, as it should.  Visiting her website is an exercise in exorcism. Do it.

we, the sick

They say the sickest people

are the ones who refuse medication

because they don’t trust it

but what if i’m not depressed?

Maybe life’s just not worth living

I list out the reasons to end it

and logically, they just make sense

 

They say us cured ones

are wise, and swallow without reflection

because we don’t think to question.

What if I’m still depressed, 

I dread the shield is getting thicker

Maybe life’s worth living,

can’t comment, can’t even feel it

I list out the reasons to end it

and logically, they just make sense.


Do I take the medication

because I’m sick, or the world is,

or to create a barrier

like a jellyfish membrane

between me and them? 

I feel the walls are getting thicker

and they sting

I list out the reasons to end it

and logically, it just makes sense 

 

Do I fake my response to treatment

because im sick, or the world is or

to lower hazy glass plane between

me and them?

I fear my walls are shrinking

the sting’s displaced by death

I list out reasons to end it

but logically, is it even worth its breath?

©Georgia Park and Anthony Gorman 2018

image: pixabay

 

Please check out Sudden Denouement’s recent Published Works:

SUDDEN DENOUEMENT PIC (2)Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume 1

A Sparrow Stirs Its Wings,  Leonard the Liar

 

 

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