THERAPEUTIC DOSES

By Lisa Huddleston

You can’t drug the dark away

Only light can make it stay less of black and more of gray

The day or a candle or a flame

A drug can never do the same

Another name I just can’t say

Needs to be a better way

The “ines” and dreams of sunshine just can’t do it

Just a candle or a flame or a matchbook with a name on its paper cover

Aw give me another

It won’t cheer me up, brother, but it may help me through from the gray to the blue

Til I know what to do to let sunlight break through

There there now, it’s another way to try to keep the dog at bay

So what do you say?

Okay