Take One Three Times A Day
—poetry by Michael Marrotti

Chemicals flow
down the stream
of disorder

Dissolving in a
matter of minutes
A mitigation of
countless hours

these caustic feelings
They've been by
my side throughout
this tumultuous journey

I'm a fucking mess
but I'm inhibited
in this moment

I agree there's
a problem
that supersedes

This dependency
is slavery
But it's the only
form I know
that offers

The Poet: Michael Marrotti is an author from Pittsburgh using words instead of violence to mitigate the suffering of life in a callous world of redundancy. His primary goal is to help other people. He considers poetry to be a form of philanthropy. When he's not writing, he's volunteering at the Light Of Life homeless shelter on a weekly basis. If you appreciate the man's work, please check out his blog:www.thoughtsofapoeticmind.blogspot.com for his latest poetry and short stories.

The Photographer: Jefferson Fetters lives and works in downtown Seattle.