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High Seas

by Julie Adams

he secures another swig
searching for sugar
of life

his fix mixed itself
a double-shot of denial

so depressed he forgets
to swallow, to live
forgets himself,

he left himself for a few
in that bottle

like a tiny ship
we can't reach
but try


02/10/2006

Author's Note: Dedicated to Dave, and those who share his affliction.

Posted on 02/10/2006
Copyright © 2021 Julie Adams

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Lacy D Phillips on 02/10/06 at 07:45 PM

a ship trapped in a bottle...what a wonderful, poignant image.

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 02/11/06 at 06:37 AM

Nish poem hic Shulie...Charlie

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