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Bourbon Eggnog and Ham

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Bourbon Eggnog and Ham

June is nice,
I love the air.
I’m just making stuff up,
I’m full of it you know.

Isn’t it kind of nice
to know it?

It feels fresh.

I have friends
that pretend wisdom can be accumulated,
that love grows

up rather than down.
Ridiculous.

Things are jagged and raw,
even when they look black.

But I love the challenge of hunting
for that illusory exception,
because I play for the fun.

Isn’t honesty one of those things
we like to parade around
on a pedestal, 
the god we chose?

We aren't, because we never
knew ourselves, too busy 
blaming the devil
we placed on our shoulders.

Our sins
were the high expectations
that should've led us to glory,
but didn't.

Don’t take my word for it though,
see I’m in with the drugs
and Tarantino films..
I like Christmas
for the cinnamon bourbon eggnog 
and ham. 


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  1. Date: 9/2/2013 6:13:00 AM

    Hi Erin, A truthful write from Dusk to Dawn.. Ken