A POEM by EMILY PAIGE WILSON
A treatise of Hypochondria
I may be Systems
the stars may be Blue Peppercorns
may be many Ages growing
Emily Paige Wilson’s debut chapbook I’ll Build Us a Home was published by Finishing Line Press (2018). She has received nominations for Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and the Pushcart Prize. Her work can be found in The Adroit Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, PANK, and Thrush, among others. She lives in Wilmington, NC, where she received her MFA from UNCW. Visit her website at https://www.emilypaigewilson.com/.
[Found poem from: The English malady; or, A treatise of nervous disease of all kinds, as spleen, vapours, lowness of spirits, hypochondriacal, and histerical distempers, etc. - George Cheyne, 1773, p. 93]