When life hurts the local shop has
special offers on display;
some things to take away the pain,
and cures for the following day.
Mysteries, news, and telly’s dramas
dispense a range of remedies for
tense and carefully staged distress,
to the afflicted of their texts;
double-doses the elixirs
running through its veins,
consummating pain and fear.
When life hurts communities air
care for those who’ve double dosed
on things to take away the pain,
as an ambulance transports hope,