Christian Nicholas

This headache lasts ten days give or take
rendering speech useless
where once it was only impossible.
It's best to give up now

and then. Listen through the throbbing
to the still, small voice asking you
was that porkchop we ate last night
was that a porkchop or
the image of a porkchop on
a bellyful of spaghettios.

I'm not suggesting that this
dark night of the soul can hold a candle to
any other dark night of the soul
a nice French one, for example

but who asked for an example?
They'll try to trick you with their fancy talk
if you follow them beyond the isle of aspirin.