The doctor prescribes multivitamin for Mirza's general wellness antidepressant to surpress his mental duress calcium to reinforce the strength of his bone his skeleton garlic pills to combat his heart's disorder blood pressure ginseng to enhance his vision fluoride to shine Mirza's teeth's enamel nickel for the fingernail silicon for the toenail chromium for body hair vanilla for body odor magnesium to boost sex-drive omega-3 to enhance smoothness of his arteries white pills for reasons not disclosed blue pills for only weekends purple capsules when Mirza has belly pain green medication for his sleeplessness tea-drop and ginger root when Mirza has a bad throat cardamom for his gum disease mint extracts for Mirza's better memory zinc to produce mysterious hormones too much of which can turn Mirza green and too less of it can turn him pink biotin to avoid graying ambrosia to defer death gooey stuff to stop the heartburn spongy matter to hide his bad breath liquid things to keep off the nightmares solid tablets to curb his substance abuse generic drug for his common illness brand names for Mirza's unusual malady such as compassion affection longing
"Who is dying there with a yellow heart?" a febrile Mirza asks. "All grungy places are asylums of nerve" Mirza infers. From the concrete's coarseness of whatever city of whatsoever country, a ruler wails to be released from the bondage of his rage. Musicians flee with their mandolins and playwrights hide like the erudite flies. Pythagoras runs with his torn umbrella behind a black Mercedes.
The ceasefire is called off but the vengeance remains: painted faces, bayoneted monkeys dance to a death tune. Survivors wind down the path which ceases to exist. Snakes slither in their complicated skin as thugs discover glamour in technical studios. Someone sings in an invented dialect, Gayetjulie ordonjulie lewiskaren hudsonkate lawlerkate!
The bartender eventually gets tipped for his temptation: fake breasts rest in a glassy bar and pareewashes, wearing frosty lipsticks, burst into beer laughter. A ubiquitous clerk drinks from a water bottle and web-searches eternal junk. Even a locksmith cannot break open the casket in which a great friend hides and does not return calls.
pareewash = angel/beauty/fairy