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Somebody Else

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Somebody Else

A lush
A hot tomato
Full of bourbon
Holding up a bar stool
Cigarette between her fingers
Manicured nails meant to kill
And I’m on a bender
And hell bent
Smoky crushed velvet
James Bond would be so proud
A jazz quartet is swinging 
To a heroin crowd
Sunglasses in the night
The brother is so cool
A nicotine queen
Is filing in between
Bartender named Lloyd
Says my money’s no good 
Drinks are on the house
They know I’ll pay in cocaine
When we slide on out the back
“What was that?” she says
“A double Jack straight up?”
No mixers for me
I’m drinking for the buzz
It takes a lot of booze to kill 
The memories of you 
And pretend I’m someone else.

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  1. Date: 10/19/2013 7:22:00 PM
    Nice flavorful poem. Imagine how distructive people are when they are attracted to wrong type of people in wrong environments.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 10/21/2013 6:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jennifer, thank you for you comment. I appreciate you reading my work. ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 7:43:00 PM
    The last three lines are poignant for me, it's like you wrote what I feel... love this

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 10/18/2013 8:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rachael. I am happy and sad at the same time. I hope that your life is better is better for I know that being someone else is no fun. ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 12:34:00 PM
    This is the scene I saw at the "Sardine Can" in Vallejo!

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 10/18/2013 7:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Bingo! I witnessed it in Finland. ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 3:15:00 PM
    Reminds me of a scene out of a film noir movie. I like it a lot.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 10/18/2013 7:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Casablanca,,,,Rick save me!
  1. Date: 9/30/2013 4:34:00 PM
    Superb imagery and content. Captivated all the way through. Awesome.

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 3:21:00 PM
    Onetime Kalakuta Republic! Lagos.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/24/2013 6:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Really! Interesting. Thanks Gerald...I think! :)
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 5:05:00 AM
    Nice character sketch with similies, Stephen

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/24/2013 6:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dr. Mehta. You are a true scholar and gentleman. ~ Kilmer