from Antidepressant Anagrams: Cymbalta (Duloxetine)

men melted you into a leaden ball
you named your doll
blue eyed blond and bland lamb
you named your doll one day
You moan but
you can’t duet
can’t bleed out
I can’t calm you coax you
I call you blue
eyed dumb lamb.

Tara G. Walker’s work has most recently appeared in the online journal The Four Cornered Universe. She is a graduate of the MFA program in writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently is teaching Literature and Writing courses at Westwood College.