Riddle Eleven

What's a lucky number but superstition?
What's superstition if not a placebo?
If we had no faith in our doctors or God,
believing in pills, whether sugar or not,
would be futile, servile, most desperate at best.
Shrinks and street corner crooks would be one and the
shame of belief in a pill and it's powders
would bind our shoulders, our bodies like capsules-
Shells, bereft of this lack of faith forever
we smile at Dr. Treats as he shrinks our heads-
or revel in madness and smile at the dead.