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Reflections on Five Years of Sobriety

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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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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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Amy

Amy Winehouse, Feb. 16, 2007.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File) (via)

It was a Saturday evening, and I was thinking about drinking. I was crying. I remember how the mascara stung my eyes. I didn’t have a Kleenex, so I used the bottom of my shirt to wipe my eyes. The black of my mascara and green of my eyeliner made abstract streaks of art on my t-shirt. Alice, the homeless lady with salt and pepper hair, no teeth, and deep […]

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