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Reflections on Five Years of Sobriety


I can’t remember my last drink. I know it was May 6, 2011, five years ago today. But that’s about all I know for sure. I’m pretty sure it was either one of those hard-lemonade type drinks you can buy in a can at the grocery store, or it was a few quick sips from a plastic bottle of Pinot Grigio (the cheap kind they sell in the little four packs…easy […]

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To April, Come She Will, Again.

quote by William W. Purkey

April come she will When streams are ripe and swelled with rain; May, she will stay, Resting in my arms again. “April Come She Will” by Simon & Garfunkel *** Last year I wrote that my life had been defined by loss. I was swimming in loss; it was in my hair and eyes and in my mouth, I was swallowing it, I was becoming it. I even wore it […]

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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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Holiday Sobriety and Sanity Savers

Country Church by Mark Duffy via FineArtAmerica

(This was originally posted November 2013, but I am making it a sticky post (sticking it at the top of the blog) for the ’15 holiday season. I hope it helps someone. I wish you all happy and healthy holidays. -ros) I was standing in a deserted church parking, freezing my ass off, wailing like a crazy woman, a couple of days after Christmas in 2010. Oh yeah, I was also […]

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