Monday, November 15, 2010

poem of the day 11.15.10

empty calories

i don’t understand
why you drink so much
they say
sucking on their tenth coffee
alcohol has nothing to offer
it is nothing but empty calories
bottled depression
alcohol leaves you bloated
and miserable
they feel good saying this
sucking on coffee and diet soda
feeling righteous
however i want to tell them
that they are right
half right
because what about
all of the people out there
who are empty and bloated
without alcohol
i want to ask them about those people
but it’s always too late
after they’ve finished talking
their heads expanding
their bodies floating away
like colorful balloons
escaping the madness
of a crowded
summer carnival

2 comments:

Lynne H. said...

Far be for me to tell someone to not drink.. ya do what ya need to do..

need to catch up on your words.. always love them...

John Grochalski said...

Lynne....that was just a poem for the big mouths. the ones who suck down 20 cups of coffee a day and run around like salivating maniacs.