Prescription

 

      Rote styled
            syllabic train blythe
coil—
            lettered work unwoven,
unfettered spell strung together
            playword
                  reversing sky-filtered reach—
solar-plexus
      grasp tibial femur-lock,
      warrant plate definition
sky-binge—
      birth-hatch broom skank
difficult war-line suture
      strange mode       kicking up
      string-game, kite-papered walls—
not field-story stone
      quarry
mind query—
                  easy money
      bill-pain psychosis.
                  Elavil, Thorazine, Valium.
Perphenazine, Haldol, Mellaril,
      Trazodone, Prozac, Lithium...

                                                      

James S. Proffitt