The Wide Side of Drink

I had a Bukowski moment yesterday 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.   This just flowed from my brain into my fingers, onto the page.   I don’t have any drunks in my life,  I haven’t been in a bar in a long, long time, and I don’t know anyone  who can’t remember to zip up.  More than anyone else in my life, reading Charles Bukowski allows me to be free.  So whether my readers can relate or not, ENJOY!!  (Viewer discretion advised.)

the wide side of drink    ©  T.Sugarek

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 the music 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
with a few bruised ribs and two scratches,
he steps carefully over the carnage

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ~ Dr. Seuss


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