Sunday, January 24, 2016

An Alcoholic

Who are these people? Does anybody know?
They're everywhere in literature, music,
Theater, politics, and philosophy. They even turn

Up among scientists, now and again. No,
I don't want to know what alcoholism is,
How alcoholics behave. We all read,

Even those of us raised among teetotalers.
Alcoholics are a seedbed of stereotypes.
But who are the alcoholics? What

Does it mean, do they mean, that they should,
Like angels, stumble among us, mumbling
Diabolical messages from forever dry gods?

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