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j.lewis

Detox

Through a dense fog, I hear someone
explaining to me repeatedly
how the stockpile of microenzymes
I have built up over the past ten years
will be depleted in five days
while the staff ply me
with Perrier and Imodium
ad nauseum.

j.lewis is a Nurse Practitioner who works in a jail, oversees a lot of detox, but has yet to prescribe any Perrier.

 

j. lewis

Labyrinth

I named my otoliths
Theseus and Minotaur
for those days when the world
around me gyrates out of control
as hunter and half-bull
run wildly through the maze
in my inner ear.

j.lewis has enough in life to keep him dizzy without vertigo, but it comes and goes anyway.

j. lewis

All I Want

Wife in the grave for sixteen years,
son in the pen for life,
and now all I want
is to outlive my dog
because no one else will love her
like I do.

j.lewis is an internationally published poet, musician, and nurse practitioner whose poetry and music reflect the complexity of human interactions, with a side of humor.