sometimes (on the way to work)
i’ll take a swig
straight from
the red wine
bottle on top
of the fridge

just to defy (this adult life)
the human race
and it’s faith
in all of it’s
own rules
it’s “don’t do’s.”

on the contrary (as a kid)
i was told i
“can do anything i
put my heart into,”
from behind
a nightly
glass of

2009, bp