Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Roscoe Matthews - One Poem

Dry Heat

the fever persists
the body reacts
none of this is new
i need a drink
i can't have one,
it's been twenty seven
and a half sober months
and still i find myself headed
for the car and on my way
imagining which magical
concoction i'll order first,
instead i drive around the block
back home to the quiet life where
my liver thanks me, my family thanks me,
my sheriff thanks me and for another day
the ship sails through the storm unscathed,
better off for having been reminded
of the challenge.

Roscoe Matthews is a former filmmaker, real estate broker, and forklift operator.  He is currently a visual artist and poet. Matthews received his education from New York University.

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