PARRISH:CONFESSIONS OF AN ALCOHOLIC

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    PARRISH:CONFESSIONS OF AN ALCOHOLIC

    PARRISH:CONFESSIONS OF AN ALCOHOLIC

    Most days by 3
    the courtyard and me
    have melted
    into one in this
    hot Louisiana sun,
    Like the ice cubes
    in this sweaty glass
    of tonic and gin.

    The wrinkle free
    sapphire sky
    oozes overhead,
    The crack and glug of
    ice and gin
    have got me going
    again.

    I can almost hear
    the neon a buzz
    down at
    Sally Mays,

    I got to shuffle
    off that way.
    Ain,t noth,n just a hole
    in the wall,
    but they got the Blues…
    Lordly, them’ Blues,
    And them Bombay Bombers
    with a twist,

    if I had a Bullet
    for every shooter I’ve hit,
    bang dead
    I’m on the list.

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    79VETTE commented on PARRISH:CONFESSIONS OF AN ALCOHOLIC

    01-13-2010

    Thatâs more like a stagger ! ha-ha thank you for the read. Dave

    Teardrops commented on PARRISH:CONFESSIONS OF AN ALCOHOLIC

    01-11-2010

    the flow of the poem is wonderful and makes me see you walking threw tthe mist of time

    Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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