Ace in The Hole

Fascinated by my own reflection No idea who is guilty or insane Sick to the stomach by misconception No concept of using my brain Sexual proclivities an abomination No desire to take a midnight train Nothing left but piles of frustration No arteries open but the main Everything hurts and its all too big Everything on…

9 PM in Beavercreek,OH

Looking for reasons to drink so I tell myself I should celebrate today because hey, I have legs and my eyes work, sort of and I have a good, well decent job and hey, I didn’t catch on fire during the night and my gall bladder is still in tact so more than anything hurray…

Unless

You don’t really love me, boy, unless You’ve seen me laugh so hard that I have pissed myself at a bar. You’ve listened or gone to an Incubus concert with me and watched me act a plumb complete fool. You’ve cleaned up my vomit after one of my battles with whiskey and put me to…

The Gum Bumper

He took a swig out of his mini pitcher of Miller Lite and let the beer in his mustache drizzle down his lip. He didn’t have a neck. He said, “I don’t mean it in any racist kind of way or like I’m proud of it or nothing but white people are killers. And the…

Drinking with Jesus

No, No, You misunderstood, mommy Sure, yeah, I said that she was pretty We only held hands, blame it, not me The tequila, the tequila!!! I’m guilt free The fault ain’t mine, she was the lime It was just the one time, in college, I think and then maybe one more, or two, I’d had…

The Middle Man

If I lean a little too far forward And sink deeply into my shoulders My body asks my brain Hey man, is our girl alright? So my brain, puts on his Sherlock hat And flips through its microfiche of images Of the body, my body, searching for the last time I ever looked this way……

Mr.NewCastle

Hey Beer,  I hope things are well. Was it you that has been calling and leaving messages? I’m sorry that  I haven’t spoken to you in a little while. Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner, I’m not technically avoiding you, or anything. It’s not because you did anything wrong, like you think, you…

Meows

Moonlight glowing From a distance See my shadow Dark jacket, dark lipstick The bar is crowded Smoke wafting See my silhouette Dark liquor flowing We can’t escape the howling night unless were in each other’s arms , unless we hold each other’s hands, unless we dance. No morning, no mourning, no more. It may not…

Money

6:15 A.M. and I’m staring at the phone. 10 A.M-Eager. 1 P.M.-Pensive. You must call. You have to call. I will you to call. Last night, when we met in the darkest of darkness In the tiniest of local pubs with only a dart board and two bar stools You were the only one, the…

Writer’s block

This was that night. You know that night. The night when your period is about 48 hours away and you feel a little tender and sluggish. It was Saturday night and I had barely dressed myself all day. I took a shower on Friday before work, went out clubbing Friday night and crashed in bed,…