side effects

the package tells me
after the fact (because
that’s when i decided
to read it)
not to swallow these particular
purple pills with wine
& then finish the glass.
consider my cough
suppressed, but thought
fizzes into my mind
like bubbles in champagne
or cheap beer, foaming & forming
a head in my head
that was too full of you
to begin with
& the vacuum counts
as heavy machinery–
if i use it
under the influence
i might suck up the drapes
or a child.  yes
the food processor
& the electric toothbrush
are forbidden
for now–
i’ll have to go manual
until this bubbling up stops.

***just some random silliness.  Do not.  ever.  mix alka seltzer cold pills with wine while listening to Miles Davis.  Trust me.  While I am under the influence of such silliness, any comments addressed to this unworthy post should only be in limerick or haiku form.  Or shadorma, if you are feeling especially ambitious.

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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22 Responses to side effects

  1. Rhonda says:

    laughter errupted
    vaccum cleaner d.u.i.
    take her, lock her up


  2. Trent Lewin says:

    I have no rhyming or unrhyming anything the equal of this. Susan, embrace your inner madness, it has a glow to it!

  3. Bruce Ruston says:

    and how does one feel
    in the morning after the
    fact,head clearing soon?

  4. Green Speck says:

    This isn’t silly,
    Rather a new concoction,
    Of unique ideas 🙂

  5. Accidental suicide with a good aftertaste 🙂

  6. Shah Wharton says:


    🙂 X

  7. Leo says:

    housework demands drugs
    sign on vaccum clearly states:
    “Intoxication Required!”

  8. Such a plop plop fizz fizz affect!

  9. fizz pills blend
    poorly with red wine,
    so beware

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