My pills doze until I wake them
on the shelf
behind the bathroom mirror,
the one I see myself in
curled over, whimpering,
eyes dark and heavy
like lakes at night.
My pills doze until I shake them
and they dissolve inside me,
make complicated arrangements
with my biology.
They sleep and I take them,
gathered in the cup of my hand.
They tick against my teeth
and I hold my hand over my mouth
as if to shut them up.
Body & Body Image
Health & Illness
a figure of speech in which words repeat at the beginning of successive clauses, phrases, or sentences
the attribution of human qualities to a non-human thing
The use of multiple words with the same root in different forms.
a comparison between two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”