because while some truths lend themselves to equations, others are best described in verse



canal-edged bourbon
bar on a Tuesday closeted
in dark corners & acous-
tic dampened brick; i
sit by the windows & smile,
sip at the purple-black of un-
returning water, of dis-
inhibited bitterness.

11 responses

  1. Eddie Cabbage

    A different kind a dark and gritty that I am not used to you sharing… I like

    June 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    • thanks! long time no see. 🙂

      June 6, 2012 at 10:15 pm

  2. Nice write, love the ending!

    June 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm

  3. unreturning water, That has meaning for me

    June 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm

  4. This is a beautiful portrait of a surrender. Perfect. The words seem to melt me.

    June 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    • melting is good… i think. thanks, Carl.

      June 6, 2012 at 10:16 pm

  5. nice…this has a great smoky feel to me….the purple black (like a bruise) is a great descriptor for the unreturned water…

    June 6, 2012 at 10:31 pm

  6. leahJlynn

    I love the picture in the above photograph, it has a sense of abandonment and beauty all in one. good choice.

    June 6, 2012 at 11:54 pm

  7. ihatepoetry

    So many great images in such a brief space. Wonderful. – Mosk

    June 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm

  8. Just lovely. Cheers.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:51 am

  9. expatinCAT

    Such tight writing and yet the words and the world pour through… // Peter

    June 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm


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