Three Little Pills

Three little pills

Sat waiting on the shelf.

One large and round,

One long and lean,

The third more like myself.

 

Three little pills

Content to watch

As I fill the glass with water.

“Take me!”

“No, me!”

They begin to shriek.

I rarely have an order.

 

Three little pills,

So light, so bright,

The truth lies behind their masks so white.

Each tiny speck

A chink of chain around my neck.

A deep breath.

I reach out.

Continuing the fight.