Running on Sober

I'm not empty, just sober (and on extended hiatus)

Tag Archive for ‘poetry’

So You Want to Quit Drinking (“Sticky Post”)

Wright, Bing. Broken Mirror/Evening Sky (Anscochrome), 2012. Archival Inkjet Print.

(Even though this was written in September 2014, I keep it as a sticky post up at the top of the blog in hopes it can help others.) (the following poem contains profanity and raw imagery. it is not intended for young, nor sensitive, eyes. it is inspired by several bukowski pieces, each linked to in the footer. while bukowski, to my knowledge, never sobered up, there are few who understood […]

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On Bravery, Death, and Why Mary Oliver Will Save My Life

“Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’ ‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones I’m scared. I have a squirmy flip-flopping feeling in my stomach, right in the corner, and it is labeled: “2014; Anxiety; Fear.” Last year at this time, I felt “insatiable hope,” this year though, “uncertain fear.” 2014 […]

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