Monday, December 31, 2012

Fixing America

Fixing America
a poem by Daigneault

Veins of ice, sweat on brow, a crawling clock, skin on fire
Corporate pusher with Clonidine, Adderall, Suboxone too

A century ago the Brits bought china, a million yellow-men on the pipe
When they said no, the armada sailed, guns and walls, babies dead

It was smack and the mob, then the Japs found meth
The flood gate broke and the market licked it’s chops
Junkies, junkies… we need junkies
Percodan to Percocet to Vicodin, to Demerol

The cops chase the competition, an industry is born
Everybody needs a pill, mom, dad, junior too

Preschool Ritalin, Adderall for test, cough syrup Fridays what about the poor
Get insurance, come along, no insurance drugs a crime

Junkies, junkies… we need junkies
Valium, Tramadol, Seconal and Ambien

Like a pit bull on beefsteak we ate it up, we’ll cry tomorrow, yes cry tomorrow
Junkies, junkies… we need junkies, pill press runs day and night

Tired, take a pill, sleepy, take a pill, hungry, take a pill, full take a pill…
Junkies, junkies… we need junkies, need the jobs, the market soars

Oxy, Oxy we need Oxy
Junkies, junkies… we need junkies

Wholesale seduction of the entire world, Junkies, junkies… we need junkies
Prison, full, rehab full, doctors full, Patients empty

The more they take the less they sleep, the less they feel, the less they live
But profits up, so do the research, another pill around the bend.

Nervous system side effects have included mental and respiratory depression (particularly in the elderly), stupor, delirium, somnolence, and dysphoria. Muscle rigidity (involving the respiratory musculature including the glottis) may also occur and further aggravate the respiratory depression. A case of severe hemiplegic migraine attack has been reported.
Cases of seizures have occasionally been reported, but some investigators have suggested that the seizure-like events reported may have been episodes of drug induced-rigidity.
Other side effects have included withdrawal symptoms (agitation, restlessness, anxiety, insomnia, tremor, abdominal cramps, blurred vision, vomiting, and sweating) after either abrupt cessation or fast tapering of narcotic analgesics.
Cardiovascular side effects have included hypotension, bradycardia, and arrhythmias rarely. Gastrointestinal side effects including nausea, vomiting, and constipation have been reported to have occurred commonly. Dental decay of varying severity including dental caries, tooth loss, and gum line erosion have been reported. Choledochoduodenal sphincter spasm has been reported rarely.
Respiratory side effects have included respiratory depression which has been frequently observed acute noncardiogenic pulmonary edema. Coughing has been reported following administration for anesthesia induction.  Dermatologic side effects have included pruritus which has been reported frequently. Localized rashes and, less commonly, systemic rashes have also been reported. Hypersensitivity side effects including anaphylaxis have been reported rarely.
Immunologic side effects including a case of recurrent herpes simplex infection have been reported following epidural administration has been reported to increase natural killer cell cytotoxicity and circulating CD16+ lymphocyte levels.
Metabolic side effects including a case of syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone have been reported

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