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Placebo

No can do. I am
doctor not of medicine,
but Latinity.

I am the future,
singular, indicative.
The first person. What

do you take me for?
If is a real condition.
If I’m a pill, then

you are double blind.
What you don’t know can’t hurt you.
Spoonful of sugar,

it’s all in your head,
this dendritic alchemy
of pain. Nothing works.