every month this large box is waiting
on my doorstep when i arrive home

within is a paper bag filled with amber containers
each filled with a different color pill
yellow, lighter yellow (i like this one),
off white, gray, black, pink, blue
each one to treat an ailment
or to prevent an ailment
that all need to be resorted
into another plastic container
with days of the week and am or pm
until they resort themselves in my body
(how does each one know where to go)
there use to be more
(i had to look up use to or used to)
all kept in a box up high on a shelf
away from curious toddlers and curiouser dogs
and i sometimes i wish
i could keep it away from me