Lectures on Sobriety

by flammeusgladius

Lectures on Sobriety

 

 

I got a lecture on sobriety.
The priest who gave it turned out in the end
to be a child molester. So, to me,
the boozy priest is more a trusty friend.
I got another lecture on the same
unhappy subject — this one from a witch
who’d been a drunk and then screwed up that game.
Your problem’s failure, not indulgence, bitch.
No doubt there are more lectures on the way–
but, at my age, I’m thoroughly on guard.
I know the tune those killjoys mean to play.
Like whiskey concentrated, now I’m hard.
I am impervious to air and ink.
They lecture on. I pour myself a drink.

 

 

–Tom Riley

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