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Medicine of Choice by Joe Van Koeverden

Medicine of Choice!

I sit restless

at the computer

Trying to calm my mind

to a state of peacefulness

to write a poem

I am confused a little

wondering if the poem

Is the prize

or is the writing

the reward?

Is this a dilemma

Akin to the Chicken and egg?

or would the analogy

of the horse and the cart

Be more applicable?

We take lots of meds

To avoid the symptoms

of pd, so perhaps

this is simply just that,

self-administered medication.

Taking this med requires

Stillness in thought & time

To allow the words to flow

Emotions to be released

Muscles become relaxed.

I am a more gentle man

when I have taken

this medication and enjoy

the reward of sharing

my words in our community

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