Poem of the Week: July 13th, 2015

Todd Robinson’s work has appeared in Sugar House Review, Margie, Prairie Schooner, The Southeast Review, and Midwest Quarterly. More of his work can be found in Volume 3, Issue 2 of burntdistrict.

THE WHITE PILL
after Jim Carroll
By Todd Robinson

I took the white pill this evening

I got new fuzz on the bones inside my skin

the missus
does her little sleep on the sofa

and at dawn
a whistle summons all the tiny workers
to their cubicles

it is silent and piercing

not at all like the shriek
of a perfectly failing republic


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