Friday, November 30, 2012

poem of the day 11.30.12

above average

the science behind it
says that the average woman
should only have one drink per day

the average man two

but i’m thinking they aren’t factoring in
holding down a job
or having to take the 5 p.m. bus
with people shouting into cell phones

surely those experiences are worth
another shot or two

still for a guy like me

who’s always been below average in love
below average in art
and quite possibly below average in life

it’s nice to think that
as i reach for my third, fourth, and fifth drink
of the night

that i’m above average
in at least one documented category.


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