The Treatment: Darren Thomas

THE TREATMENT

The treatment

Can be taken

Without any noticeable side effects

I watch the radiant day leave its orbit

As the tarantula hordes vacate my swollen lips

Today and always

To materialize the moment

To place me in your cave

My everyday

Living

Monument

The treatment

Can be taken

Orally

The shell

Torn from each bruised skin

Fixed its sticky richness

To the surface

So that objective verification

Was not possible

The treatment

Cannot be taken

With other medicines

Awake on severed street

The house by itself

In walled up murder

We wanted everything

In the way we wanted it all

We wanted the small things

To be distinct

And all would matter

Next to the bigger things

Next to us all

The treatment

Cannot be taken

By children under 5

It’s exactly the shadow

Of the map

In the space between eye and vision

We seek

The target

So near to the stars

In the puddles

On the ground

I could hold our upturned promises

Forever

In one hand

As its perfume

Makes the wind

Catch light.

The treatment

Can be taken

Without prescription.

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~ by euphorbia on April 22, 2007.

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