Morning Meds

Tossing the various pills on black marble counter, throwing bones like a sangoma or inyanga

Western medical treating symptoms, Eastern divinity, there are no cures

Heart condition at age thirty living with it, this cardiac cocktail every morning


Blood pressure, rhythm, deteriorating arterial linings—fighting back black buzzard hearse

Thoughts—debris that can clog dam blood rivers, set free life with these pleasures, women

Booze—feeding pagan desires—distractions from facing the darkness