The actively-hyper, attention-deprived children
are made more manageable by medication
more definable by a four-letter label
so that they can sit stable, so that their teachers
test their percentile.
Low, by their parent’s standards
who don’t like their kids listless
but obsess over the prescription success
of a parent whose offspring score above
They bribe video games for good grades
and wonder why their kids are still
so damn distracted.
Drugs are addictive, they deaden your senses
declares the doctor as he prescribes Aderall
to the sensitive child whose morning meds
make him feel abnormal and small, but soon believes
they’re the only way to survive school at all.
He’s glad he doesn’t have to wake up
to stare at a wall.