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Dogs 2020

20 + 2
(3/27/2020)


rather
than celebrate

I kept
silent vigil

sobriety
is a tricky
thing

the two
people
whom I knew
with the most
time sober
and who still
went back
to drinking

both had
19 years

one
disappeared

the other
eventually
killed himself

now
two days
past twenty

I feel
a bit more
confident

a bit more
relieved

you would
think
that every day
without alcohol
would increase
my odds
of staying
that way

but every
day
is a crap shoot

every
sunrise
a new
beginning

so I look
at the calendar

circle
the 27th

the only
day
that I
have