Poem: Drinking Games

enough whiskey
for the vampire
to get drunk
off me

enough wine
to believe he prays
for my forgiveness

enough beer
to cry in stranger’s lap

—your eyes look dark
—we’ve been out all night
not enough champagne
to make  connection last

or get the memories   off of me


Written in response to Big Tent Poetry’s Monday Prompt for 29 November 2010.
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10 comments for “Poem: Drinking Games

  1. December 3, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Oh! I can so relate to this – a lovely descriptive ‘enough’. Love it!

  2. December 4, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Elizabeth,
    A painful poem. Many people try to medicate the pain away, but when the booze or medication wears off. Everything stands as it was.
    Pamela

  3. December 4, 2010 at 5:31 am

    wow….i really liked this….thanks for sharing your words

  4. Deb
    December 4, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I do admire how you structure your poems.

    The slight pauses in “to make connection last

    or get the memories off of me” is perfect.

  5. December 4, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Love how you use the words to write!

    astral music

  6. December 4, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Makes me glad I’m far enough past those days to appreciate the structure.

  7. December 5, 2010 at 4:16 am

    painful, yes. but honest. i love honest. 🙂

  8. December 5, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Those last lines are haunting…

  9. sb
    December 9, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Eeewww. Very pointed. Shook myself at the end.

  10. December 31, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I love how you got the theme, the passion, and vampires all into the one small tight poem. Great one!

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