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I Drink

I Drink

I Drink

A Poem by Harlan J. Alford

I drink heavier now than I used to. And I drank heavily every night. 

Like a joke gone wrong I smile to myself and wish I hadn’t been so right. Life is a sigh,

It’s a drive in the night and the good stuff’s just beyond the headlights. 

And the boys play old songs you made and dance with the girls you used to love. 

They all live my life:

I can see it in their eyes.

Kids at the bars these days rubbing elbows with the demons they’ll wrestle later. 

What a process to rewind. The VHS tape of life ejected from the VCR and put in that rewinder Thingy. All that to watch it again. 

Like a smoke too long I smile to myself and wish I was right, life is a sigh,

But you.

Guns

Guns

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