Poemdog

Dogs 2016

SOBRIETY
(3/25/16)


the drinking
is obvious

easy
to admit

the insanity
is unfortunately
another issue

we want to
have it all
without the alcohol

but others
still smell
the craziness
if we don't work
those other
11 steps

the odor
remains
even after
some us do

16 sober years
later

I stubbornly
refuse
to let go
of my most particular
peculiarities

those ideas
that separate me
from my peers

perhaps
from reality

however
as long
as I remain
in solitude

I feel myself
to be
perfectly sane

perfectly
happy

please understand
when your knocks
go unanswered

that I am
only free
from lunacy
when left
alone