Lydia Towsey

Emergency Anti Depressants

You say
You take
emergency anti-depressants.
I say:
I hope you don't mean an overdose.
You say no —
it's impossible to overdose
on anti-depressants,
they're made of bits of moon
and would only give you
strange dreams,
like cheese would —
and you can't overdose on cheese.

Emergency anti-depressants:
Like cheese
only chalkier
and tasting of
table dust,
or licking
the back of a frog.

Emergency anti-depressants:
taking one more pill
than is prescribed
when you're feeling
even more crap than usual.
I ask if it works. You shrug.