TWO POEMS by CHARLES J. MARCH III

THE COUNT OF CAPTAIN MORGAN


48yo M XXXXXXXXXXXX reports consuming XXXXXXXXXXXX Captain Morgan XXXXXXX during the weekday XXXXXXXXXXXX. The patient last consumed XXXXXXXXXX 2 XXXX shots of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Monte Cristo XXXXXXXXX in Costa Mesa XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on day 3 of detox. He has been sleeping XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX since entering treatment. He is determined to abstain from XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX PCP. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Patient was diagnosed with XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX being an XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX SOB.

 

ABSTINENCE COUGH


25yo M with history of polysubstance dependency presents for medical evaluation. The patient's drug of choice is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Fentanyl. He also smokes XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Pennsylvania XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Subutex. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The patient is currently feeling well but is describing a dry cough that he often experiences for a few weeks after heavy use of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Naltrexone/Vivitrol. The patient states that he XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX would like to refrain from XXXXXXXXXX sobriety.

 

Charles J. March III is a faux-poet, quasi-writer, pseudo-musician, and counterfeit-artist currently living in California. His pieces have appeared in such places as the Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, in the toilet, and in the trash. Last year he poured his blood, sweat, and tears into Blood Tree Literature’s hybrid contest, and wound up winning third place. PBS once contacted him regarding his work, but it didn’t work out. Less can be found at LinkedIn & SoundCloud.