Side effects include: Respiratory
catastrophe. Anorgasmia. A loss
for words. Spasmic dancing and dead
eyes at work. Atrophy. Voyeurism.
For auld lang syne. Far away thoughts hard
to hold. Caulked up heart holes. Creaky
hinges. Being afraid. Buyer's remorse.
Kicking and screaming. Clocking in and
clocking out. Hands at your sides. Single
file line. Shoes tied too tight. Getting better.
Getting worse. Getting some. Going
under going on and keeping going.
The good outweighs the bad and
with dry palms we shake on it.
kelly mccay lives in the philly area. she is a painter and a poet, and a proud member of the proletariat. You can find her work in Voicemail Poems and Ariadne Mag.