POEM: Amitriptyline

 

Many dreams and darkness into uncounted minutes
It’s hard to stay here counting missed medications
I find some comfort in the night but
I wake up with the guilt of not sleeping

 

It’s hard to stay here
                                             counting missed medications and
chapters read, episodes watched
moments of a life not lived

 

I find some comfort in the night but
the ceiling’s
               growing heavy
the hours stretched out on the rack
 

I wake up with the guilt of not sleeping
my exhaustion’s in another room
isolated by chemical
                                           dependency.

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