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It's Always Like This

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It's Always Like This

	
	
	
	It’s Always Like This
	
	Empty stool
	in that 
	sleazy bar 
	I go to 
	too often. 
	I leave  
	smelling like
	stale beer
	dead cigarettes
	whiff of vomit
	with anyone
	I don’t know
	from 
	anywhere
	or his name. 
	You were 
	I was
	no different.
	Why even
	imagine what 
	might be possible?
	Four floors 
	eight flights
	top of the 
	stairs
	dirty green walls
	two-burner 
	in the closet
	mattress on the 
	floor 
	a window 
	above the bed.
	Yes, there’s stars 
	but that’s 
	too romantic for
	crazy drunk sex.
	You’re gone
	when we’re done.
	Same old ending.
	
	

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  1. Date: 7/23/2013 11:55:00 PM
    Yes, yours is the version more serious of mine!! thanks for telling me this was here. I really like how you did the theme.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 7/24/2013 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Andrea. I have a problem with being serious, I think. I tell myself to lighten up, but then... Jack
  1. Date: 2/3/2013 9:27:00 AM
    Very powerful imagery, sad topic. Your words moved me.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 7/24/2013 11:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sad indeed, and much too common, I fear. Most of this is based on the comments of family and friends who are bartenders... Jack