Zyprexa, Remeron, Effexor

These meds could be intergalactic
triplets, or new Nautilus
exercise equipment, for the dual
diagnosis you’re not ready
to tell me about.

Or maybe they’re the names
of new constellations
you might chart
your new course by.


Nancy Mitchell is the author of THE NEAR SURROUND (Four Way Books, 2002). Her work has been published in such journals as Agni, The Marlboro Review, Salt Hill Journal, and Poetry Daily, and has been anthologized in LAST CALL (Sarabande Books).  A professor in the English Department, she teaches Creative Writing and courses on Creativity in the Honors Program at Salisbury University, Maryland. She has also taught in the Stonecoast MFA program in Maine.