Bukowski's Ghost


Drink alone.
Ever done that?
Shit-cheap vodka,
in a corner...
Corner of a room.
Corner of your mind.
crack the seal,
no glass.
First slug
inching insanity.
The burn
of hard drink.
Is there any hole as deep as this?
Can you drink it all away?
No to both
yet still you try.
Only to be sundered in ruin
Bottle lolling at your feet
like a dead puppy.
Foetal curl – waiting
always waiting……

Submitted: Thursday, May 01, 2014
Edited: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Topic of this poem: addiction

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,166 Points Thomas A Robinson (5/1/2014 1:24:00 AM)

    I never drink alone. Always have two close friends, one a wild turkey and the other my girl Margaritas. (Report) Reply

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