How I Drive you to Drink.

Lauren Lubas


My bed:

a space

of cleansing,

of waste

and pleasing.


My heart:


and red waste

and green want

and black taste;


enraged by nothing

walking over something


with blatant greed

murderous want,

and alcohol need.


I stomp my foot

for attention

and break the vase

because you for-

get to mention

how beautiful

I am today,


And the dance

of crystal

cubes soaked

in gold

Old No. 7

is your last

hope for chance

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