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Lethal Aid

Poetry By Tony Brewer

LETHAL AID

The kind they give you
when there is no cure
Crackers and ginger ale
ice cream and lollipops
When Dad was stage 4
hey, if he wants a double
cheeseburger let him have it
No need for Asian mushroom tea
No need to try to prolong
Just comfort now
that fat and sugar give
So have some missiles
and mines designed to maim
Frag grenades & nerve gas
No need for heroics
diplomacy or handshakes
or hey, let’s let cooler 
heads prevail – no winner
is possible but let’s
keep the upper hand
Say we tried by flipping
the pillow to the dry cool side
Prevent bed sores on the -ridden
but keep them there
in the only room a nurse
is allowed to turn
off the lights and leave

Tony Brewer is a poet, live sound effects artist, and event producer. His most recent book is Pity for Sale (Gasconade Press, 2022). More at tonybrewer71.blogspot.com.

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