Active Ingredients / by Will Ringland

A new but familiar orange bottle.
The safety lid to protect children.
Little, white pills.

Active Ingredients:
    bupropion hydrochloride,
    entirety of your youth unprotected,

Inactive ingredients: 
    ethylcellulose, to keep it together
    glyceryl behenate, to keep it together 
    microcrystalline cellulose, to keep it together
    always finishing last in the mile run,
    povidone, to keep it together
    the regret you didn’t kiss her in the field by your junior high,
    polyvinyl alcohol, to keep it together
    hydroxypropyl cellulose (type H), to keep it together    
    the embarrassment when the teacher called on you with a mouth full of paper,
    laughter that you could ever date her,
    the light decaying behind your eyes,
    keep it together

    NDRIs reduce the re-uptake of dopamine and norepinephrine
    allowing more to linger in your brain
    with your childhood, still turbulent and swirling,
    so the memories may repose and be protected

Side effects:
    Rest for these ugly memories that are a part of you
    but never again the whole you 

The tablets are printed with edible black ink