Inside the Bottle

Written by: Kyle kriticos

He wakes up in the drunk tank
As an educated man
An honors degree inside the bottle
A family inside the bottle

He's sober when he's jailed
But he's drinking when he can
His wits inside the bottle
His freedom inside the bottle

A firm eviction notice
To the streets without a plan
His university ring inside the bottle
His fathers watch inside the bottle

When he wakes up in the county
He doesn't know what he did wrong
His life was in the bottle
He drank it down, it's gone 

By Kyle Ezra Kriticos