Drink Responsibly.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic

I was going on a routine walk and as I was approaching this bar drunken folks spilled out the front door in a group all laughing, but it seemed to me that their laughter was all that was keeping the tears at bay. This is what I wrote down in my mind as I walked past....

I tilt the bottle 

Slowly out pours my master

As the empty bottle sits not truly empty

Because what replaced my liquid owner 

Are the sold remnants of my soul

Another bottle on me no matter if I'm paying money or not. 

Each sip I drink 

I leave a little piece of me in each bottle 

Cheers to the other souls captured in the glass 

I'm not in hell alone. 

Then why do I always feel alone? 

The bottle has made its rounds, 

Now it's back on me. 

I laugh at my fellow sufferers riding the hot road with me pretending not to feel the heat

As I take another sip to keep the tears at bay. 

This bottle is on us. 

Pressuring me to obey

So I oblige 

Fooling myself that I'm in control. 

I take another and these thoughts of doubt wash away. 


Submitted: November 02, 2021

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