Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Codeine, Tequila & Beer

Codeine, Tequila & Beer

Bitter pills go down
easier with a beer chaser
so I'm avoiding
the cracks in the sidewalk
and warning labels.

God made tequila
so that mortals could
know what he feels like
on Sundays and Mondays
during football season.

Pain and codeine
are like movie violence
but only if my wife
lets me hold the remote
and we eat in front of the TV.

Learning from your mistakes
is about as useful as unzipping
after your pants are wet
or buckling up after the bone's
protruding through bloody skin.

Drug addicts, trauma victims
and poets spend too much
time in the company
of their own complaining
about being misunderstood.

Twist off beer bottle caps
were invented by a person
with two good hands
but pop-top cans
don't discriminate.

It's dark now but I can still see
well enough to know I am
on the floor, have spilled my drink
and that child proof
may be an understatement.




Anonymous said...

I like this a lot.

Khakjaan Wessington said...

I don't remember this one, but it's hilarious & accurate.

Eden Baylee said...