king of barbiturate

you talk like i can’t hear you
how long will i be ignored
i may act as if you are not here
it’s only a wish you feel from me

all of this is going backward
i have always been here before

make me into your lab rat
pump your poison in my arm
none of it is ever effective
you are doing it all wrong

let me take your white coat
lay yourself down on that bed
where did you say the good vein was
in no time you’ll be asleep

what the hell are you doing to me
i didn’t come here for all this
why won’t my head stop pounding
i’m the king of barbiturate

glb /// “king of barbiturate”
originally published 10/20/2013