Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Payday Loans (26 of 31)

Consider this: life is no clinical trial
with safety measures and a control group.
It may give brief reports but the feedback loop
functions, if we’re lucky, once in a while.
So we join studies wishing for the denial
of suffering, wishing not to be life’s dupes,
wishing the trials nourish like chicken soup
the nervous heart and make it versatile.
But why fear actions and decisions as though
they are more real than trials? Is it a sham
to say I’ll try my best instead of do?
Not all attempts set out to be a scam.
Even in trials, some who take the placebo
get well. They claim, I try, therefore I am.

3 comments:

mariam said...

oh my gawd ! Mr koh is this really you? ex teacher of CCKS? Im one of ur students from CCKS. i graduate in 1997. im mariam. im so surprise that u living in Queens...im in Maryland.

mariam said...

i dunno if u get the msg, but if u do, feel free to email me at skyline4me2002@yahoo.com
mariam

Jee Leong Koh said...

Hi Mariam,
what a pleasant surprise to see you here. And you say you are in Maryland!

Jee Leong