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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