The Codeine

The codeine sent him

Into Alice in Wonder

Land,

Land.  Still, he coughed

His head off, had to grab

Hold of anything

Within

Reach as his head spun

Round and

Round, spinning,

Spun,

Avoiding collapsing,

Shaking off all

Experiences

Of the past which

Came rushing into

His brain and draining

Him from reality –

Former, now dead girl

Friend, now dead

Wife walking

The beach

So many years

Ago —

But unfortunately

A cough away

A hacking cough

away

From the

Way it is –

Reality.

Is this, then

Reality? He

Looks around

Shaking his

Head, breathes

Deeply and waits

For, apprehensively

The

Gurgle.

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