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Dogs 2016

THE FINAL DRINK
(10/23/16)

I remember
the relief
that would
come over me
by simply deciding
that I was going
to get drunk
in the very
near future

a relaxing
illusion
that was almost
better
than the
actual infusion
of alcohol

it was
definitely better
than the subsequent
after effects

now

long since
sober

the anticipation
of death

the release
from worldly
concerns

allows me
the same
inner calm

although
that hangover
may be much
tougher
to shake