new symptoms, a poem

have you developed any new symptoms
she asks with a gentle smile.

i smile back
just a little.

I’ve been feeling a lot better
i say; which may be
true or it may be a lie

what do i know?

The truth is
it has been so long
since i have felt good
or bad
or even just better

that i don’t even know what that means

I smile.
I say I’ve been feeling a lot better.

i swallow the pills that i get and move on with my day.

I feel just a little bit more human.