poem: caffeine and ephedrine

(99 words) 14 Jan. 2018

By S.R.A. Markin

the sun has yet to rise
a cold Calgarian day and i sit in angst
my blood warms as the kettle starts
and a fever initiates
anxious

i am ready to run
but my legs
my restless legs
vibrate

the movements are visceral
i sit
a beating in my chest
compensates for my lack of actions
repeat

headaches, stomach pain, and diarrhea
i leave for school on another day
much like then, and much like tomorrow
i just deal with it

i go on aimlessly
strenuous thoughts
a repeat
who am i kidding
breathe you son-of-a-bitch

 

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I am a student at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am in the Health and Physical Education degree, majoring in physical literacy, and I am minoring in English.

I inspire to do few things and to do these things right. I enjoy creative writing.

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