Drank the sun down
Drank the sun back up
This cup filled with sand, ash and regret,
The hours have passed,
The minutes we forget.
We forget dates on calendars marked,
Trip, then sit on journeys embarked,
We lose count of the amount of times we said we can’t be fucked!
Ducked under duvets on Sundays,
In some ways
We just stayed still.
Time stops when you’re drinking
And you’re thinking,
Week after week after week I’ve consumed.
Long night and long islands and a long hard look
at a long black in the morning,
Dawning on you, yet still you say
Nah, No way!
I’ve partied, had cocktails and been on benders for days,
Displayed behaviour questionable,
Been barely workplace presentable,
Unstable within moonlit, blackout evenings,
Leaving tables of empties,
Bottles aplenty hidden in plastic bags in boxes under beds,
This begs and beckons me up now with the sun
For if I must choose from these options,
then this is the one.
This cup filled with a double…
Time starts, we check we are present and then go
On dates on calendars marked.