Because the pills lie to you
Especially the purple ones
Claiming to fix what you lack
What makes you less than
(fill in the blank)
Overwhelmed by irrational thoughts
You take the first dose
A hundred fifty milligrams of happiness
Enough science to
Numb the fuckedupedness
Screams of that night silence
Lulled to sleep with your eyes open
A ghost of yourself
Walking deeper into the darkness
Holding a bottle in one hand
And a pen in the other
The label promises
You’ll be laughing by the end of this novel
Little did you know
The chemicals so strong
Loosened your hand and the pen dropped
So the page remains blank
Unable to write an ending
As satisfying as
The promise of happiness

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