Clean & Sober

Clean & Sober

A Poem by Lola Nation
"

try/fail, try again.

"

Clean and sober

It’s the shampoo and condition syndrome,

Switch brands

from healthy brainwash scams

to spiritual cleansing

Drowning in repetition

Following the siren

on the bottle

thinking there’s a median

just because Aristotle

once said that a person

must go to both extremes

to find their center

Of course, at times like this

he’s a mentor

 

Should I or Shouldn’t I

Pixie twins of indecision

residing on my shoulders

whispering new plans

of taking over

the world

one day at a time

but forgiveness and apologies

are not nearly the same

I crave redemption

But I’m sorry I came.


© 2009 Lola Nation



Author's Note

Lola Nation
To be published in www.zygoteinmycoffee.com January 25, 2010 - Issue #130
Also in Winter/New Year Quarter of http://fragilearts.tumblr.com/

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I really enjoyed the second stanza, particularly the line "Pixie twins of indecision". In order to add a little more flow to the poem possibly consider more punctuation.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Been there, done that. glad you wote about it. thanks for the words

Posted 2 Years Ago


I think at one time or another, we've all been there. Fantastic poem, thank you for sharing!

Posted 4 Years Ago


so freaking amazing!! i loved the opening lines about the two different shampoos! so deep ! your writing skills are amazing!

Posted 4 Years Ago


One way or the other... Who can tell? Does it matter? ... Maybe we just have to go where the spirit moves ...

Posted 7 Years Ago


congratulations on the publications!!! You very much deserve it. Wonderful work

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wider extremes for different beings, I always say. Funny thing, the center never moves.

Posted 7 Years Ago



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Lola Nation
Lola Nation

Los Angeles, CA



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