Sunday, August 13, 2006

Ritual

It has been pretty busy this week at work, and the muse also decides to go AWOL. So i dusted off an old poem from my yellowed pages. It reflects my mood this week. Foul.

You wake up feeling it's a totally lousy morning, your head throbs like hell, your breath smells like the city dump and you know there's a mountain of trash waiting for you on your office desk..


Hangover
image by dsnake1

Ritual



the mind
       grudgingly
       coaxed
       laden joints
           to the loo
       i
       cleared
       a phlegm choked
             throat
           while
       a hangover
          HEAVY
       as yesteryears
       g o o s e m a r c h e d
          across the brain

too much liquor&cigarettes

       i leaned on basin
       absently brushing
       and as frayed bristles
          grated
       on tartar coated teeth
          & bleeding gums
the radio DJ cheerily sang
       Good morning singapore.

       AWSHADDUP !!

jan 1991
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the image is a scan of an ink drawing on art paper, then digitally enhanced.

12 Comments:

Blogger floots said...

nicely done
(and i can remember the feelings all too well)
love the pic too
cheers

13 August, 2006 23:53  
Blogger Bluesky_Liz said...

Sounds like a Monday.

14 August, 2006 19:30  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

floots,
thank you!

liz,
"Sounds like a Monday" :D

14 August, 2006 21:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh, how I wish I could write like that...

mrdes

14 August, 2006 22:16  
Blogger Plus Ultra said...

Ya, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays too unless of course I start the day stumbling on a poem like yours...

15 August, 2006 07:26  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi mrdes,
thanks for stopping by! :)

hi plus,
haha, thank you, but the imagery is not exactly pretty. :D

15 August, 2006 09:37  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

I have to confess having a memory or some multiple of too many, like that!! Great poem!!

16 August, 2006 07:59  
Blogger kittyn said...

sounds like my daily morning ritual too... hahahaha cool!

16 August, 2006 14:37  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hey pat, your comments bring a smile to my face :)
now excuse me while i go look for a beer.

hi kittyn, you in a grouchy mood too? :D

17 August, 2006 00:08  
Anonymous alson said...

OMG, how many old poems do you have? What are you waiting for? Quick find a publisher. :)

17 August, 2006 13:48  
Blogger Medusa aka expiringpoet said...

I'm glad I dont have lousy mornings since my days start after 12pm...heheh!
1 day more to go to Friday dear...hang on!

17 August, 2006 16:43  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hey bro, i have loads of them, some unprintable, some gems (i think), most are works in progress. shall i post more old poems here since the muse is still missing? :)

hey medusa, no such luck for me. i'll be working on Sat. and Sunday. Then it's monday again...:(

17 August, 2006 22:53  

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