medication jam

Psychiatry 2: Student Daze – Poem 30


medication time
in the retardation ward

there is a line
four metres long
of joyful anticipatory faces
queued up
like traffic delayed
in peak hour

one at a time
they shuffle forward
to receive a large dollop of jam
with tablets enclosed
placed upside-down
onto each tongue
and wiped clean
by sticky lips


© Frank Prem, 2016

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