Dogs 2012

VACATION
(9/18/12)


alcohol
would tell me
that nothing mattered
other than what
was in front
of me
right
at that
moment

as long as
what
was in front
of me
was a drink

my addiction
forced me
to let go
at times
no matter
the consequences

some
of the lessons
learned
during those
strange sad days
have actually
remained
useful

when
the responsibilities
of the vocation
weigh heavily
upon the sensibilities
sometimes
the ability
to say

"fuck it"

and just
walk away
may simply save
my life
today

instead
of taking it
bit by bit
as the sickness
did
yesterday