Dogs 2012

SWEATING GLASS
(3/27/12)


12 years
to the day
I sit across
from a margarita
remembering
exactly
the taste

exactly
the effect

she takes
the first drink
rolls her eyes
and tells me
how delicious

how perfect

she
doesn't remember
what March 25th
signifies
to me

without experiencing
all the drunken
years before
I'm sure
that date
will never be
noteworthy
for her

it shouldn't
be

she's
only known
me sober
and can't
imagine me
all
fucked
up

I
don't have
to imagine

I was
there

now
I am here
and I'm glad
that she can enjoy
her drink

and grateful
of course
that I don't
have to suffer
the same