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The Wide Side of Drink

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I had a Bukowski moment early this morning, as I am wont to do,
 probably more often than is healthy. But, what can I say?
He's a heavy influence in this poet's life.
the wide side of drink    ©

smooth amber against the tongue
ice cubes wetly thump each other
life smooths out

bigger self
bigger car
bigger life
bigger dick
bigger mouth

drive slow
pretend to be sober
fall out of the car
drop the keys on
the cold asphalt

harass the band
they won't let the drunk play
join in a braying voice

dance on the bar
break glasses
fight the bouncers
grab the girls

bigger self
bigger car
bigger life
bigger dick
bigger mouth

piss against a tree
mumble something astounding
forget to zip up
where's my car for chisshakes?

kill the family
unlucky enough to be
driving home
at the same time

bigger self
bigger car
bigger life
bigger dick
bigger mouth

after, he hobbles down the road
stepping carefully over the carnage
with a few bruised ribs and two scratches

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 5/20/2014 3:34:00 PM
Thanks, Jiril. I did check out your poetry and especially liked 'favorite bookmark' and 'tomorrow's...' Beautiful writing. I invite poets to write some Haiku and I will post it on my blog. Wanna try? Best, Trish
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Date: 5/20/2014 11:26:00 AM
Very imaginative piece, Trisha. Quite a story you illustrated in this blunt write. Great use of storytelling, with truthfulness in every word. Enjoyable piece overall. Check out some of my poems, might find some you like. Peace.
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