shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Eric Blanchard


Another Bartender Love Affair

Maybe, it's simply because
they provide all necessities of life,
smiling and calling us "honey"—
whatever's on tap.

Mere presence is life affirming,
a semblance of social construct we all need
as we drink ourselves to death—
a look in the mirror.

Tomorrow, we re-belly up,
another round of affirmation,
a double whiskey back—
one more . . . and the check.