ANXIETY UNEXPLAINED

by joannagilmanhyde

The Tomato-coloured Couch 2:55pm

I cannot lay My Self down

upon My Tomato-coloured Couch

I cannot —

I must sit here & write

& let the Ativan do its trick

I will drink My Tea

& not think of the years

of wasting away in beds

on couches, brown, green

& white