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Alice in Rehab

August 9, 2008

They give me a pill
to shrink me — to thin
the sag and wrinkle,
to quiet the cat
that curls its tail
through the folds of
my brain, to dull the fact
that entropy means

I am

an expanding

gap.

I take another pill —
from a stash of pearly
white teeth
hidden under my pillow —
to make me forget
I need the first.

by Christopher Hennessy

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  1. Jo
    August 10, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Excellent….really well done; I particularly liked: I am an expanding gap.

  2. August 10, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Yeah, this one has it all. Great imagery, line layout, rhythm.

  3. August 12, 2008 at 6:50 am

    Precise, edgy free-verse…and finely read too.

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