Archive for sobriety

Always Do Sober What You Said You’d Do Drunk

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2018 by dc

We talk too much in our fast canoes,

Buzzards circle
And sobriety howls

As we pass between mountains,

Two monuments stood staring
At each other for eternity,

Shepherding the river
And conducting the chaos;

Animals wail from the forest

And a small redwood chapel
Winks through the trees,

Water licks the rocks wildly,
Our horizons tilt and careen,

We stare back at each other
Apprehensive and pensive,

Our mouths wide shut,

Drunk on hope.

Sobriety Leaks

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2012 by dc

Sobriety leaks
The garden is filled with beasts
All rampant and blurred,

Leaves rustle in fear
The wind rattles with anger
And merriness weeps,

There is no way back
The house is dry and we’ve cracked
With petulant ease.