Caroline Misner


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To An Alcoholic

I am your enabler.
Here I find my awakening,
a purpose to your dwelling,
juggling excuses like a seasoned acrobat.

You covet these clear bottles,
wicked as diamonds;
I hide them, purposefully
making it difficult to sustain
your habit. I dispense
the dogma of your disease
like lozenges.

But there is no wisdom
to my words;
they fall on you
like scattered pearls while
you sleep, bottle in hand,
and the stink of gin
on your pillow.

There is no salvation
in hell or heaven or all
the places in between.
You live in too ...

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