how to inject insulin

by dm gillis

shaking up the NPH
I think about demanding more from words
even the single syllabled ones
standing at the end of sentences
wanting to jump the period
and run-on

I think about what words would say
caught talking and smoking cigarettes
when a book has been closed

neutral protamine Hagedorn
is an intermediate acting insulin
created in1936, the vial is a snow globe of zinc
but for the pyramids of my blood
and the deserted cities of my heart
no words live