After vomiting nightly for over a week
I need a pill to settle my tum tum I need
something to keep the bile down I try
antacids I try Mylanta but they taste
like cherry chalk on the way back up
I try to force the burning back down
into my stomach try to suck on the heartburn
until it cools into a lozenge but eventually
the urge comes and I kick the covers away
and run to the bathroom and wretch until
my eyes bleed into themselves wretch until
veins burst around my nose and cheeks
wretch until a pointless amount of acid trickles
from my tongue and I can lie down beside
the toilet and chill my sweating forehead
on the porcelain this is a memory though
this is fading from thought this is weeks
and weeks ago thank mercy thank some god
thank you thank you thank you