17 WAYS I TRIED TO FALL ASLEEP

Sleep is difficult for me. In times of stress, especially, I don't get much of it. I present the contents of my medicine cabinet as a means of addressing the inadequacy of pharmaceutical promises of relief to what I am increasingly inclined to believe is an existential, rather than a medical, problem. No wonder, then, despite all the brightly colored pills at my disposal, I find myself awake at 4am, restlessly tossing and turning. (The images are displayed below in a grid here without titles, but if you want to see each individual medication identified, click an image to go into slide show mode, then run the mouse over the image area).