Poemdog

Dogs 2018

PILLS
(1/2/18)

it's the
blood pressure

he says

concerns me
a bit

he warns

I want you
to take these

he hands
me
a prescription

58 years
old

with never
a reason
for long term
medication

I resist
a bit

however
bottom line
I would like
to minimize
the obvious
causes
of death

for the
meantime
anyway

maybe
some day

when I've
had
enough

hypertension
may seem
like an out

I'll pitch
them

try to
remember
some righteous
indignation

find
a convenient place
to fall
for disposal
purposes

and clinch
my fists
for one
last time

but today
I stand in line
at the drugstore

tapping my
foot
instead