#2,458 No Drug

Less inhaling caliginous thoughts
& breathe out to a count to drape
darker urges – numbering numbs
& gifts brief remedy to loneliness
& her cold grip – [to live: embrace
a rich narrative – drive in a circle –
read less non-fiction – find a lover
without love’s weights
] – No drug
or talking treatment prescribed &
life’s rattling on a helter-skelter is
that reminder of being here [now
in this line] – No rich chemicals to
wield – instead we are met letting
go [offload flit thought as shelter]