Alternative Medicine

I want to lumberjack the forest
of prescription bottles on her nightstand
and yell timber before she swallows 300 decibels
of Ella. I want to go to the doctor and sing
my ailments in blues form and get a refill of
Billie. I want the squawk of the Harmon mute to replace
leaky heart valves and the blue notes of Parker’s sax to
bend abnormal bones.

Prescription for Jazz

Illustration by Priya Rajdev



  1. this is lovely

    Comment by Sol — May 28, 2010 @ 8:35 pm
  2. beautiful!

    Comment by sep — June 8, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

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