Ballad of a Teenage Drinker

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6. Questions

 

Whenever they 

ask why I drink,

I like to quip 

an old Hemingway:

 

Write drunk, edit sober.

 

But, they insist, what do you write?

 

Things an alcoholic does.

Poetry, half baked novels

little things you will never see

 

I write this, with a glass of wine in my hand,

hoping to not be caught,

these lies

these lies.

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