Dogs 2013

RESET OVERLOAD
(7/22/13)


I would
drink
too much

way
too much

then
suffer
the bodily
consequences
once the alcohol
finally
began to leave
my system

hurting

dehydrated

disconnected

feeling
on the brink
of death

eventually
the hangover
would pass
and the simple
things
were returned
to me

a glass
of water
that actually
refreshed

and stayed
down

food
to eat

a car
that ran

a job
that welcomed
me back

music
books
movies

a cup
of tea

for a day
or two
I would proceed
in newfound euphoria
from the joys
miraculously
returned
to me

rejuvenated
spiritually
I could
almost touch
the source
or life

but then
those blessings
became boring
again

I needed
some added
excitement

so I'd
be back
to the liquor
stores

the bars

the clubs

longing
for any happenings
good
or bad

mostly bad

happenings that
from a distance
seemed
like true
living

~

today
I have
to rely
upon more
metaphysical means
to freshen
my outlook

less fraught
with physical
and social
repercussions

although
usually lacking
the former
immediate
result