When Did You Start Drinking? – Written June 2017 (Aged 42)

When Did You Start Drinking?

when did you start drinking?
was it when –
the thinking became too much
or too real,
or was it those vivid moments
when they started to lose their appeal
was there –
a constant echo
and did the life fizz just die out
only to be replaced by the fizz of prosecco
i see that alcohol –
is the latest wonder drug
and can you blame the users
life has short circuited
and we are just the hapless consumers

when did you start drinking?
was it –
to ease the flow of your day
when did, ‘youth’
drop its act and finally move away
well the alcohol,
actually tries to fill every drip
and for a moment, sailing away
suits their modern ship
listen to our modern lives
like partners, like husbands, like wives
coping has given up smoking
and it has turned to drinking instead
and we are left
kind of sinking but thinking, when will –
this pain actually be dead?




James Garratt – June 2017


More poems at
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More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here
 https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/ 


More poems from 2017 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2017/

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