Tuesday, January 22, 2019

#1 Doctor Recommended Brand by Ben Newell

I think

I’m done.

Alcohol dehydrates


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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