Cancer Soup

By TropicalSnowstorm

The pot simmers
and the ingredients steep.

It is hard to tell
when it will boil over…
but we all know it will.

We try to keep the heat down,
lifting the lid to stir more in.

Half a pain pill in the morning,
then a heart pill and some folic acid,
a little pearl pill for appetite.

Simmer and stir,
add one more pain pill to sleep.

You have to keep
the fluids moving in the pot…
they can’t stir themselves.

It seems futile, no matter
what I add the soup gets thinner.

It is hard to tell
when it will boil over…
but we all know it will.


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Published on Friday, November 30, 2001.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • freudian-slip On Sunday, March 16, 2008, freudian-slip (248)By person wrote:

    really hard to read right now, the last part says it all.

  • Reefer_rave On Sunday, March 16, 2008, Reefer_rave (147)By person wrote:

    amen... the futility of it all

  • blackdarkness On Monday, July 19, 2004, blackdarkness (238)By person wrote:

    so true...

  • sulkylime On Thursday, April 1, 2004, sulkylime (203)By person wrote:

    i think this was a wonderful observation.. from what i got out of this, this can go for many things.. we all know it will, still we rely on something as hopeless as hope, or maybe that's just me --

  • Stranger On Monday, June 23, 2003, Stranger (272)By person wrote:

    "no matter what I add the soup gets thinner" - Perfection.

  • A former member wrote: I'll help you stire this tasty stew your brewing. Excellent poem

  • Jonas On Thursday, March 6, 2003, Jonas (768)By person wrote:

    i lie in an antiseptic bed of my own making feeding myself the psychotropic substance that bear forgetfullness... the mind can only forget so much for so long. excellence.

  • liquid_emotion On Thursday, February 20, 2003, liquid_emotion (356)By person wrote:

    Hah! Stick your head the microwave, talk on your cell phone, and smoke a fag. It will all be over in the morning!

  • Jonas On Thursday, March 6, 2003, Jonas (768)By person wrote:

    hmmmm... smoke a fag huh? this could be a few things... a cigarette, a good time, or a hate crime ;-)

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