Liv Mammone

BACLOFEN BLUES
Baclofen: a muscle relaxant pill used in the treatment of hyper-tension

woke up this morning; it was the afternoon
woke up this morning; it was the afternoon
pills spilled across the nightstand like broken strands of jewels

used to be a summer flower blooming in July
used to be a summer flower blooming in July
now come sun, snow, or humidity, I'm hurting foot to thigh

my toes are horned and callused on their undersides
my toes are horned and callused on their undersides
all my strength rests on these bastards; they're crooked, cracked, and dried

if life is gonna hurt this bad, how long before I die?
I got the Baclofen blues, honey; I got the Baclofen blues
if this body ain't God's fault, or mine, my question is, “then whose?”


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