The Guinea Pig Generation

a Poem

Jay Sizemore
2 min readAug 28, 2022


Photo by Jack Catalano on Unsplash

The guinea pig generation

One of the solutions for acid reflux disease
is to sleep on a wedge pillow,
but this comes with its own share
of discomfort. Sure, it helps keep the acid
safely inside your stomach, but some mornings
you wake unable to turn your head
due to the crick in your neck,
and you spend the entirety of three days
wondering at the etymology of this phrase,
is it…



Jay Sizemore

Provocative truth teller, author of APNEA: a novel of the future. Cat dad. Dog dad. Currently working from Portland, Oregon. Learn more at: