FREE FRIDAY FARE - Ramshackle Talk - "For Amelia Johnson..."
Full title - For Amelia Johnson (who drank so much water her kidneys drowned)

key line - maybe i'm a beach knocked about by waves

I read this medical study when I was around twelve or so. 

Still scares me. 

Some poor woman had a breakdown and just kept drinking water until she drowned from within. It's the first poetic monologue I ever wrote. Still remains a template of sorts. Folks trapped in horrible, absurd circumstances, fixated on small, petty things.  

On the page, the scansion's deliberately sprawling. Reads like a dream. The first few sentences attempt to maintain a poetic form, but then it just collapses into a nervous chorus of words.

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