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After the Blood Test

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The kind that requires

A fast

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I didn’t take my pills,

Either

Or had water

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I waited for a while

But this was appointed

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They should take me

And they did

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I leave with less

Than I came in with

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I face the day outside,

Later afternoon

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I wander if the person

Who had miles to go

Felt tired,

Making the desire

To stop a temptation?

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I get in the car

Hear the tires pressing

On the snow

As I head out

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Turn the wheel

To point myself

Down one hill

Across some water

Up the other side

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The sky gets dark

As the miles to go

Are done,

But now I know

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I don’t know for sure

The measure of the distance

For results

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C L Couch

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Photo by Byron Johnson on Unsplash

Great Smoky Mountains, United States

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