Second Glance At A Final Chance by John Patrick Robbins


I believe I will drink in my happiness and drown in my sorrows.

Erase this past I could never escape,  and you so easily read.

I wanted something beyond my grasp.
Lost sight of my goals.

And somehow became lost within my own mind’s waters.

A good friend said to me.

“You just don’t seem happy anymore, and the success only seems to fuel your destruction “.

She held my heart and returned it to me as quickly as an editor hands out a rejection.

I couldn’t blame her for her lack of interest.

I was something no sane woman desired .

But a few mental patients considered a catch.

I chose the bottle over happiness.
I wanted to cast aside my addictions for her.

It was a grand con if ever I heard one.

She got away while I was under the influence of another binge.
She made a clean break and bid me farewell.

I found another bottle she found comfort in pushing me away.

It was truly a win win situation .

©2019 John Patrick Robbins


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John Patrick Robbins is the editor of the Rye Whiskey Review and Under The Bleachers. His work is always unfiltered and largely barroom based.

He is also the author of Sex Drugs & Poetry from Whiskey City Press.
And the soon to be released Once Upon A Nervous Breakdown from Soma Publishing.

His work his been published here at Blognostics, The Red Fez, Punk Noir, The Mojave River Review, The San Pedro River Review, The Outlaw Poetry Network, Horror Sleaze Trash, Fixator Press, Medusas Kitchen, Romingo’s Porch, and Beatnik Cowboy.


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