Modern Medicine

Searching for a painless way to die.
Morphine makes you high enough to fly.
It's hard to get, and yet you try.
But the doctors will not buy the tale
of all your pain's extremity.
You fail yet again to find an answer.
Even though you know your life is over.

Looking for a way to ease the pain.
The doctors still refrain from doing that.
Instead, they foster fear until their
thoughts begin to burst inside of you.
Images that make you want to scream.
Tests that bring your pain to the extreme.
Like sadists that pretend at healing.
Murdering the essence of the dream.

Prescribing drugs whose side effects
are worse than the disease.
While smiling, they protest with
a long-practiced kind of ease -
saying that you must that made it worse.
Something that you did, perhaps.
Or something you ingested sans permission.
Slowly sinking into their aggressive,
pre-planned chasms of depression.

That's wjen they know
they have you hooked for good.
Empowering their pocketbooks.
Their bank accounts are overflowing.
Even as they watch you slowly dying.
Experimenting with a fluctuation.
To study the adversity they caused.
Another needle punctuating veins.

Like dancing in the cold and pouring rain.
Mere pinholes where a killing wound might be.
Wishing that we were that free.
Unencumbered by such painful needs.
Looking for a way to ease the pain.
The doctors still refrain from doing that.

Searching for a painless way to die.
Morphine makes you high enough to fly.
It's hard to get, and yet you try.
But the doctors will not buy the tale
of all your pain's extremity.
You fail yet again to find an answer.
Even though you know your life is over.

Repeating tales of cause without affect.
Depleting any hope that you had left.
They never do enough
but when it all becomes too much
they call your illness terminal
and send you on your way.
For God forbid your death should touch
the advertisement of all their fame's displays...

? Michaelette ?

10/01/2005
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Take me home . . .
(mom's birthday... it would have been her 81st this year...)