eight cups a day

 

        DOCTOR

 

 

I’m reading this magazine article

on the end-table in the doctor’s waiting room

that compares ‘universal consciousness’

to drops of water that form together to create a lake.

 

Once in the examination room the doc explains that

 

all 6.7 billion assholes should drink eight cups a day

to maintain true health.

 

I assume the most efficient way to accomplish this

would be one every two hours that I’m awake.

Set the cell phone alarm, make it spring or bottled, not tap.

Or wait , better to ladle it from that ‘lake of drops’.

 

Let those cups come together and forge a new me

with a social conscience, maybe even a desire to vote.

 

As the therapy grows and becomes the rage

we will all come to realize that we’re more than

dehydrated egos, devouring and pushing things

inside these ugly bags of skin

and that we all drink from the same waters,

need to see Dr. Harding and would benefit greatly

from reading the same magazines.

5 comments

  1. Great read.

    “Let those cups come together and forge a new me
    with a social conscience, maybe even a desire to vote.” :0)

    Love those small moments
    when our thoughts bring poems to life.

    enjoyed
    Kerri

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  2. Enjoyed the read.

    “Let those cups come together and forge a new me with a social conscience, maybe even a desire to vote.”

    That line has a Velcro effect here. In fact, I take that line with me as I leave this thread.
    Your poem & my coffee team up nicely this AM.
    Jan

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  3. Hi Craig

    Excellent title and a witty speculative poem that captures how we fall into a stream of consciousness when waiting for something to happen or someone to visit. The inspiration coming at random ( while reading a magazine) in the doctor’s office is the perfect scenario for such a thing to take place. I love how your speaker expounds on those “drops of water” and how the effect can change the status quo. Thank you for sharing this clever piece — much enjoyed!

    Best
    Wendy

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