Drinks

It took two days,
but I cleaned out
all the beer.
Tonight, I am thinking
margaritas.
There is enough rum
for Cuba Libras
tomorrow,
and for Mai Tai’s the day
after.

By then it will be a choice
between
red wine and whiskey.
At some point we will need
more booze,
or,
you will realize that you
are the reason
I drink.

 

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20 Comments

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20 responses to “Drinks

  1. Great ending! Well, I guess that depends upon who is reading it.;)

  2. I would guess that this poem would resonate with some people. I would guess, pessimistically, that there will be more booze!

  3. ouch.
    that last bit def puts it in perspective
    painfully

  4. ugh…that is painful indeed…

  5. Ugh…that is painful. You painted a strong picture with your words!

  6. That last line… a punch in the gut.. but soo good… truth sometimes has to be dulled like that.

  7. owwwiii! who me???!!!??? Yeah, have a Vodka and chambord for me, too 🙂

  8. Wondered where you were going with this, but the ending is brilliant.

  9. Something tells me it will be the former, not the latter.

  10. I AM the reason you drink. I HOLD YOU DOWN and pour the stuff down your throat. I AM WHO makes you rstless, irritable, and discontent, when you have gone a number of hours without a drink. It is ME, the one who instill into your system that phenomenon of
    C R A V I N G …

    It is also my doing which gives you the EFFECT you love so much, that is produced by drinking alcohol.

    Some day you’ll thank me–grin!!!

  11. That felt like a shot. All the power at the end, sending that little shiver up your spine. Well done!

  12. “You are the reason I drink” (or you are the excuse I use to drink). Well written and really brings the point home. Known a few in my lifetime who’ve found similar “excuses.” Sorry, no one can force us to do something unless we also choose too, or unless we are just looking for a “crutch.” It’s called “free will,” and we all make our own choices. Choose wisely!

  13. sadly, all too relate-able, that punch-in-the-soul ending.

  14. Ouch, ouch, ouch! Painful. Yet very funny as well.

  15. and a shot of bitters right at the end…what a great piece. A cocktail and a list and a sharp crack of broken glass. Nicely done.

  16. poetrypea

    My friend would give you a good talking to. She would say no one makes you do anything, you allow it. I usually sulk and thank her later.

  17. Haha! I love this! So real life. Been there, done that!

  18. Wow! That would be a striking way to get the message across.

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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