Swallowing pills

There was that bad after taste

on my tongue

where the pills sat before the water came

to rinse and wash down tid-bit, coloured rounds.

 

That bad after taste I blame

on the whiff

where cigarettes burn on my wrist and scorched

to mark down one monumental event.

 

This after taste cannot be torched

alone

where cracks emerged I covered with my soles

and slipped right through into the rabbit hole.

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