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antidepressed.

by l blickensderfer 11 months ago in sad poetry
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antidepressed.
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dr.kari and her

drugs

lucy how is the anxiety doing

lucy are you sleeping well

lucy have you had

any thoughts of hurting

yourself or others?

not well

not well

not at all I promise

now send me home please

20 milligrams

antidepressants

then 30

then 40

are you sure

you don't want the anxiety

meds, lucy?

no eye contact

hands covered in anxious sweat

stomach rolling

and still

voice so soft

no I don't.

again.

no I don't.

again

no I don't.

again

well

I guess I

could try it.

10 milligrams

anti-anxiety meds

then 15

then 30

then 45

is it manageable yet,

lucy?

but what is manageable about

fear?

what is manageable

about sadness?

it's confidential but,

I'm still sad

doctor.

lucy,

your on the highest

effective

dose.

of course,

we could always add another

antidepressant

150 milligrams

plus

40 milligrams

plus

45 milligrams

how much is that?

lucy how is the anxiety doing

lucy are you sleeping well

lucy

have you had

any thoughts of

hurting

yourself or others?

don't tell them this time.

sad poetry

About the author

l blickensderfer

lil bit sad but a lil bit cool too

https://twitter.com/ljblick

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