The Pod

By Brittany Willock

click click click
prick. ouch. sigh.
hopeful success for three days.

beep beep beep
check your blood sugar.
click, prick. blood.
good mood, bad mood.
sleepy, loopy.
what will it be?
5, 4, 3, 2, 1, result.

beeeeeeeeeeep.
stop it. please stop.
defective again.
start over. stop what you’re doing.
this can’t wait.

activate pod now?
yes, because that is my only choice.
fill the syringe.
no air bubbles please.
flick flick flick.

click click click
prick. ouch. sigh.
hopeful success for three days.

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