Gargle Lye

by flammeusgladius

Gargle Lye

 

“You have to pay attention to the meeting!”
I’m pretty sure I’d rather gargle lye.
“This is a needful and complex proceeding.
You have to pay attention to the meeting!”
My heart is growing cold. My liver’s bleeding.
A ready smile I cannot even try.
“You have to pay attention to the meeting!”
I’m pretty sure I’d rather gargle lye.

 

–Tom Riley