Drink

Single fault

A bottle

of single-malt

scotch whisky

has been

on top of the fridge

for 6 months.

Almost all of it is gone

(but for a few lingering drops,

which shall be savored

a teaspoon at a time).

Whisky

unleashes the spirits

of yourself,

your past,

and the memories

buried within.

On the other side of the kitchen

is a big bottle

of vodka.

It will be gone

before the weekend.

Lust and love

reside within one,

toil and strife,

within the other.

Whisky reminds you

of your better self

(the places you had hoped

you might visit

on this forced journey).

Vodka…

helps to obscure.

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Out and about

It’s amazing
how a city,
your city,
can affect
how you take
the world.
This bearded guy
serving my beer
is a douche…
40 miles north
of here.
Here,
however,
in this town,
tonight,
he is one of ours.
If I were stopped
at a traffic light
I might find room
in my heart
for disdain
of he
and his ilk,
but with my beer
in his hand
all I feel
is kinship
and understanding.

When the ball drops

Two more hours
and another year
fades away.
But really,
what has passed?
Just another day…
one more day,
like the one before it.
We give it a new label
but it carries no more
significance.
What a colossal waste
of our collective energy…
pontificating on the meaning
of a variation in the calendar.
But in 1:45 millions will plan,
to the best of their capacity,
the rest of the year….
it will have all the weight
of a drunken whisper,
or a whores praise.
Happy New year,
make this one
the first one
without any lies
to yourself.

Distilled

A single ice cube
in a glass of whiskey
spreading out tendrils
as two disparate fluids
marry one-another.
I love the sight of this,
a gorgeous dance
awakening the spirit
of the drink.
Now a slow,
deep quaff
of scent…
left over
from the barrel,
the process…
time.
Lastly,
the sip
(the tongue
must wait
its turn).
Pause,
repeat.
I think
this is what
prolonged time in heaven
must actually consists of.