Wordsmith-Author Unknown


If only I could drink words

The way I used to.

This whiskey feeds a forest

Of stubble,

Ungracefully casting shadows

Of the lesser man I’ve become.

A fresh shave won’t do,

A sharp blade’s the answer.

Too gruesome? Maybe.

Poetic? Beautifully so.

Thirsty for the truth,

This cancer.

Why aren’t you at the bottle of the bottom?

Pour me another.

It must be there.

This reflection is laughing at me.

Fuck you!

Staggering naked and shriveling.

Glory to God!

Whiskey the only warmth better than a woman’s love.

Ugh! This steel is cold.

Bartender, another shot.

That one went straight to my head.

Since when is whiskey red?

Numb and cold.

Not to waste a drop,

The whiskey’s charcoal warmth

Adds a nice tang

To my blood.

Look grey matter, 

My mind’s escaped me.

If you’re still with me, thank you. The above piece, while not the most pleasant, was written back in July 2016 from the perspective of a man that lost it all. The inspiration behind writing this was taken from a conversation I was having with a friend, we were concerned about a person we both know. This person had sort of fallen off the face of the earth while they addressed their life. As of this date this person is fine and doing well, so no need for worry. Inspiration also came from as a selfish reason; I was pissed that this person stopped writing, their writing was inspiring, better than mine and I just altogether enjoyed it. I was also angry, once again, my perspective is biased in my favor. Hopefully this person will write again soon so I can digest the work and try to become better.

Life is rough and sometimes we’re not given the appropriate tools to handle it. Sometimes we think we’re alone and unfortunately sometimes we are alone. If you’re ever in that head space please don’t hesitate to reach out here or call 1-800-273-8255.

I didn’t mean for this to come across as such a heavy topic but I thought it would be best to clarify inspiration and also address an all too common occurrence in our society. Again, thank you for reading and see you soon.