Tag Archives: alcohol

Take a drink (poem of mine)

Give me these hands of hope
Let me see
These palms
Turned open
Let me see a shyness
Dissolve like a dye –

Disaster will follow
I took the warnings on my shoulders,
The mornings on my conscience
Padded with good lucks
Trembling with the good will.

Sometimes
It is too clear
And memories march
Through memories
Pain tingles
As a sensation
Unknown
Peculiarly
Elusive
Peculiarly
Alive.

“Take a drink” he said,
And I
Feeble
Obeyed,
Disobeyed
Swung between the two,
My polarities
Head-locked,
Obtrusive.

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What Christmas was (poem of mine)

Christmas was
A dry January,
Looming.
Gloom.

No wine
The wine
All empty bottles
Staring at these sad things
On this round plate
Trying to remember the name
Of next doors dog
Someone’s talking.

There’s a room over there
A big fire.
Full.
Don’t slit your wrists.
God that’s awful.
Just stop thinking.
So hard to relax.
Christmas pudding wouldn’t light.
Try rum next time.

The room
It’s dark
Waiting for the sky to be light.

I’m 80% proof too.
I’ve got a bruise on my head
I can’t remember.