Poise n’ Control

nurse slaps her label on her jar
as so to know precisely
what’s in it,

thing is, if ever lost off in static
or outer space and she
marks those jars
up wrong

she might end up spikin’ hubby’s
brew with a pinch of sugar
instead of arsenic,

times are so tight right now
so why waste even
a little bit?

i watch on as wet nurse
take her last big
swig of it.

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