and so sought the cure prescribed in pop songs
Results ranged from muttered obscenities Q 2 hours as needed
to inability or disinterest in getting out of bed, observed for up to 3 months.
In sum, none of it was worth
the elevated heart rate,
the altered mood,
the little swimmy endorphins which followed my boat after you'd been aboard.
all of you may kindly fuck off.
Contrary data poured in in response:
"She is mercurial, alternately combative or child-like,
not as interesting as she seems at first,
too solitary, talks everything to death,
writes those god damn poems afterward."
They allowed as to how I could kindly fuck off as well.
that we arrived exchanging charm and kindness,
only to follow the usual course of dis-ease
to a trading of vitriol and silence.
The good news is
that we are immune now,
free to walk again among men (or women) without fear or hope, either one.
Dig my dead smile
done and cured after all,
patient X back at ground zero, sick of love but medically cleared--
a success story in journals that do not publish poetry.
for "Love Hurts" at Toads.