Tuesday, January 22, 2019

#1 Doctor Recommended Brand by Ben Newell

I think

I’m done.



Alcohol dehydrates

and

this causes constipation

which wreaks havoc

on hemorrhoids.



A $400 procedure

involving a needle

and scalpel

has sobered my ass up.



My new drink of choice—



A tall glass of water

mixed with 2 rounded teaspoons

of Metamucil.



My poems

haven’t really improved.



But my bunghole

is much better.








About Ben Newell:


Ben Newell, 46, works as a dishwasher in Jackson, Mississippi.  His chapbook, You Are Being Detained, was published by Epic Rites Press as part of its 2017 Punk Chapbook Series.  





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