#Poetry Wed: “Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Inpatient)” by Kaveh Akbar

“like the sky I’ve been too quiet  everyone’s forgotten I’m here
I’ve tried all the usual tricks / pretending I’ve just been made terrifying  
like a suddenly carnivorous horse   like a rabid hissing /
sapphire   the medical response has been clear   
sit patiently until invited to leave…”

Read & listen to audio of the rest of the poem at The Adroit Journal.