30 June 2005 | Vol. 5, No. 2

it'll get different

at work i wonder

if i should take anti-depressant medicine

finally, i decide, no, i shouldn't

later, i am feeling really depressed

do it, i say, take anti-depressant medicine

still later, i feel better

anti-depressant medicine, i say, ha, ha

ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

an hour later, i catch myself thinking extremely hard

about a bright green apple being where my heart should be

About the author:

Tao Lin's stories are forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review, Other Voices Magazine, The Portland Review, Opium Print, and Bullfight Review. These are stories from his collection, Bed, which will be coming out in the future. He lives in New York City.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Tao Lin at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 5, No. 2, where "it'll get different" ran on June 30, 2005. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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