Doan’s Pills


I don’t know if it’s the mattress in

My sister’s house

Or when I fall asleep upon the sofa

While I watch the dog,

But my back hurts

Simple as that


There was a commercial once

For something that should help

According to itself

I used to see it at the store


Along with Smith Brothers Cough Drops

The guys on the box, who had

Long beards

Where packages of Red Hots were also


And bars of Bonomo Turkish Taffy

That had a jingle on TV


Goodness, wasn’t Rexall

A haven for good living!


C L Couch