addiction poetry sociology

moment of clarity, by god

perhaps i should preface this

by saying this is not a sobriety poem


i didn’t decide to stop drinking

because i hit rock bottom

i decided to quit drinking

because i am headed for the top


i’ve never woken up beneath an

underpass raped with no memory

or panties


never had a dui from a Christmas party

gone wild


my liver isn’t about to change its name

to Larry Hagman


i decided to quit drinking

to break the family curse

to honor my father and friends


i am attending AA meetings

to model good behavior

for my children



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things you cannot write

i don’t regret hurting you

i do regret knowing you

you’re the reason why our kids are ugly

i don’t care for the ginsberg poem

i’m not hung up on living past forty

i enjoy a big piece of meat in all forms

i think all poetry should be free verse

vanilla should be outlawed

marijuana should be legal

rapists and pedophiles and corrupt bankers should be executed

incendiary is good

i don’t give a fuck about my cholesterol

the government should forget everything they’re doing and begin again

people should throw out their child’s video game system while they still have some semblance of a soul

put a book in your child’s hands so they read it and learn empathy

take a walk every day

own a dog

be marvelously kind even when you don’t feel like it

liquor is good

sex is good

shut up and listen regularly



i’m falling in love with you



reality tv should end

abortions should be free and considered an act of mercy

women should be paid equally

water should be cherished

insurance companies should be banished

men should not be bashed for having balls

national healthcare need be implemented

all weapons should be melted into a temple built to honor peace

dance to music daily

religion should be do it yourself