Erica Morris

I Pledge Allegiance

Two pills a day one in the morning and one at night.

If you take enough I can fit you in my pocket and I’ll take you anywhere you want to go.

Don’t bother reading the little label on the side.

We all have to take these at some point in time and remember soon enough you’ll be able to go anywhere you want to go.

I’ll be able to label you quite easily and you’ll get extra credit if you sometimes chose to double up secretly before bed.

Remember now no one may go astray all tighter now into this little pill bottle in my pocket.

I’ll shake you and spin you and spill you and swallow you if I so desire.

But remember now that we must all end up this way we need money to go back into the system and it all adds up inside this little pill bottle.

Someday someone else rather than I may come to swallow you whole but it is our one nation under God that we must serve our country one bottle at a time.

© 2013 Erica Morris

The Big Windows Review 4 (Spring/Summer 2013)

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