token economy

Psychiatry 2: Student Daze – Poem 16 


first year students
are not allowed
much responsibility

but I am in control
of the ward cigarettes

a cigarette after a shower
a cigarette to behave
a cigarette for helping with the cleaning
a cigarette for singing a song

my life is taken over
surrounded
by the cigarettes and smoke
that make this world
go around

while I
poor fool
decided to stop smoking
just a week ago


© Frank Prem, 2016

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