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The Odyssey Magazine of the Arts is a student publication of

Lake-Sumter State College


April 5, 2019



Josie Lathrop
Poetry - 2018 Judge's Choice Award


How can she think

I'll just drink it right down?

It's ghastly! It's awful!

I may even drown!

I take a big gulp,

Not sure I can do it,

At least it is runny,

Cause I'm not gonna chew it.


It's gooey and sticky,

It's plain ole just gross!

My mom says just take it,

It's only one dose. 

My mouth tastes so yucky,

I just want to spit,

I really don't like it,

Not one little bit. 

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