Sunday, October 11, 2020

Food for Thought

 Here's a poem by Michael Butterworth that I can entirely identify with:


Little Thinking

And Much Drinking

Always end up drunk,

Even though both try

Very hard

Every day

Not to.

Much Drinking will be


Until Little Thinking


And buys a can,

Then Much Drinking

Will have one too.

Little Thinking will sober

up but

Much Drinking

Will be unable to stop,

And so Little Thinking

Will have another.

In this way

They pass the day.

And that surely says all that need be said on how one sets out not to go on a drunk, but goes on one anyway.

This poem is from pages 180-181 of Kaplan's Octo-Emanations.


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