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September 25, 2023

Another Night Out

By George Gad Economou

Another Night Out

saturday night boozing, going out with
friends for “a few beers.”

I’ll drink until I’m petrified. I can go a
few weeks without a drink
(despite the shakes and some
minor sweating even when it’s snowing outside),
but once I have the first drink I must chase
the click, otherwise, I’d
jump in front of a speeding truck.

not many people get it, it’s
fucking alright.

I think of those that will
surround me,
the dull young faces searching for
ephemeral excitement.

they crave what I discovered long ago, then
threw it away because it proved worthless:

I’ve watched mice fucking,
drank with cockroaches,
spent a year inside a bar.

it was better than when
I thought I had something going.

the drinks keep on coming,
beer, bourbon, tequila.

I have to go.

Article © George Gad Economou. All rights reserved.
Published on 2023-08-21
Image(s) are public domain.
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