Dogs 2013

LUCKY 13
(3/26/13)


I still
remember
scrambling
to make
bail

trying
to twist
my mind around
the fact
that I had
been drunk
and arrested

again

hopeless
did not even
approach
the depth
of my
depression

my mother
dying
of cancer
and I thought
that I needed
a night out
with the boys
because of the stress
her condition
put on
ME

abysmally
insane

now
these
many years
later
Mom
is gone
but so is my
obsession
for drink

her death
and a felony
drunk driving conviction
were finally
my bottom

over the years
I've added
enough good
things
in my life
to keep out
the bad

I have
worked
myself back
to normal

where most
of you
have been
all along

still
I am superstitious
enough
to wait until
the day
after
my soberversary

to write
about it