Stefanie Fontker

Placebo - Poem by Stefanie Fontker

I'm living inside myself
Big veins, tall days
Whispering voices
Tell me what to say
Oh, if only they could
Offer something similar
To a female advice column
It seems too obvious,
That I've failed
To spike your interest
Insomnia has never been
Such a sweet pain
It sure does help
When I'm thinking of you
Before I attempt to
Fall asleep at night
It depresses me, deeply
That this is usually
The highlight of my day
So I hope you'll
Remember me in a year
Or two, because
I intend to publish
A book on self-mutilation
Then maybe I'll be sent
To a doctor that offers
More than placebo medications

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  • (9/11/2011 8:25:00 PM)

    This is a really powerful. Beautifully written. I was blow away from my laptop when I read the last 4 lines. Please keep writing, this is amazing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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