#39 of 365 – “side effects”

“side effects”


it was a shock

the first time

she was exposed

to my despair


with no echoes

to warn her

that an emptiness

was there


she was frightened

that any life

together, was hanging

in the balance


and I was scared

that medication

would bring a medicated



but now I’m grateful

for the meds

that keep me

on an even kiel


grateful that

I can usually

function, no matter

how I feel


but the price

I pay to avoid

the occasional



is indeed

a muted response

and a vague



what I would give

for my sanity

and the ability

to thrive


without having

to pay for it

with my sex


About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, jewelry maker, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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