Stabilization

.

now
there’s blood in my spine
i’m lightning
searching for the darkest place
to explode

.

in the common room:
all the angry ones
are playing cards
in front of the suicides
who watch Harry Potter

.

behold
rolling crayons to a point
the artist
in a portrait
of nothing

.

happy hour:
Sugar Ray and Jell-o
paired with ginger ale

.

oh good
my morning brew
powdered
Instant Koffee gonna get you,
gonna knock you right on the head

.

too bad
all that rolling thunder
is lunch carts

.

an hour
with nose to the exit
watching TV
with my neighbors
in the dementia ward

.

craft time:
the biker glares
at Frau Blucher
then deals
another hand

.

boots and Crocs
pounding the hallway –
he made it
into the parking lot
and handcuffs

.

the pink patient
looks like an art teacher
who rolled the thread
around the needle
to make French pearls

 .

hellos
to the homeless man
go unanswered
i forgot
it’s electric shock day

.

free time:
three new issues
of НЬЮ – ЙОРКЕК
among the hospital’s
fresh propaganda

.

free now
her phone number becomes
a prayer flag

.

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