Pills after pills
downed to kill
the pain.

Hours pass~
the brain is led to believe
it’s healing.

But the pills are placebos
for there’s nothing they can do
about something
that’s already missing.


For #WhisperingNeds 96, “lacuna”

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8 thoughts on “placebos”

  1. Some missing things cannot be replaced by anything and absence is a pain that has no cure. The addition of the spoken word lends so much weight to your work.

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