by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk West Desk Window 9:26pm

Something weird just happened to Me

when I was handing My Husband

2 Tylenol for His Sore Back

— and then handing Him

The Glass Of Water

to drink Them down —

I had a flash

of reliving the constant nights

of being fed medication

in The Yarmouth Psychiatric Unit

where The Nurse handed Me first

a little plastic cup of pills

which I threw into My Mouth —

I stood holding The Empty Cup

The Nurse filled It with an inch of water

from an ice cold stainless steel pitcher

for Me to swallow down