2 shots = happiness

3 shots = love


While 4 shots will

make you Bukowski

or at least you think

so at the bar.


and 5 shots will

make you a genius

as you stumble

towards the mic,

as you mumble

something incredible

and all the other

drunks applaud


(and that none of them will ever remember)


and by 6 shots

you are invincible

and by 7 you are god

and by 9 you are just a poet

writing sonnets to the floor


“oh floor, beneath thy

porcelain sculpture

beautiful, my love,


the world spinning,

swimming around

thy sorry sorry









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