Sobriety

Any poem written sober,
I don’t want to read,
any poem written on a computer,
I don’t want to read.

If you want to write about life
real life
human life,
then use pen or pencil,
            chalk, crayon,
            a manual typer,
or scratch it out in
            blood,
            shit,
            piss,
            tears,
and write as if death will catch you
were you to slow down,
do that,
and the rest of us
will understand,
just don’t forget the wine.

 



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