(x = space)

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Good Medicine

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Ukraine

Gaza

Indifferent use of the Fifth Amendment

Shots fired

People pushed in subways

Toward the tracks

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Pollution

Bhopal

Valdez

Sins of the fathers

And the mothers

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Greed

Envy

Sloth

Get someone else to do

The awful work

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We’ll get high

Easy to drug

Our lives away

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Bestsellers

Out of certain patent-medicine truths

Snake oil so to say

Sorry, snakes

We use you for good medicine

After all

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There’s hope in this,

Good medicine

(though we can go easy on the snakes)

Finding it

Making it right

In all its forms

For all the ills

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This is hard

Hard hope

We’ll take it

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C L Couch

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