by Tom Greening



I could lose my license
for offering this experimental treatment
unproven by clinical trials
and double-blind studies.
No glossy brochures
or stylish advertising with testimonials
tout its benefits and safety.
Still I go on peddling my home brew
to those who suffer,
and hope someday scientists will find a way
to put compassion in a pill.

Tom Greening

A book of Tom Greening’s poems has been
published by the University of the Rockies Press.
To order, go to  and enter “Words Against the Void”

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