Statistical Significance

Statistical Significance

After someone dies by overdose, the world withdraws.

Divided, we square our roots.

Forget about borrowing - disregard those place values

we should carry over 

as odd remainders we subtract like stark reminders

to quit writing dangerous scripts. 

Tammy Smith

Tammy Smith lives and works in New Jersey as a psychiatric social worker.  She draws her inspiration from her mental health advocacy work. Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in The Esthetic Apostle,  Ailments: Chronicles of Illness Narratives, and in io Literary Journal.


  1. this is a voice of experience and I salute her convictions. Incredible effort.

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