This Pill is Hard to Swallow
by Sara Young
This pill is hard to swallow.
The petite pink orb sticks
In your throat and scrapes,
Clawing, choking, instead of gliding.
It teases the tip of your tongue,
Entangling itself with your saliva,
The foreign body, becoming
A part of yours as it melts to powder.
A self-administered parasite
To cure a self-inflicted plague.