Seven

When morning creeps, across the floor toes drag
And make a mockery of ev’ry step
The mirrored glass reflects two eyes that sag
And raises doubts as to how well they slept
Those liquored drinks that trickled smoothly down
Bar-tenders fed with ev’ry dollar spent
The raucous rush that swept them across town
Confusion as to where those women went
With fire in head and gut full of regret
With wallet feeling more than slightly light
One realizes now is paid the debt
From buying so much glee yesterday night
The solemn oath, now given loud and plain:
“I’ll never touch another drink again!”

Advertisements

empathy

no
I’ll never see you cry
will never live to die
to never watch you go
away

no
I’ll never watch you wash
your life
to pay your price
in pain

go
I see it’s time to say
the final words you pray
using them to save your soul

now
you see the light that guides
the way
to
never ending pain