A Poem by Alessander

Old poem, but just recorded me reading, so hopefully won't be spam.


I'll probably wake up sobbing again tomorrow
Don't mind my drunken confessions
I have the tolerance of a gnat
But the emotional girth of an elephant
Weighing my light body down
That's my tragedy I suppose
If I were to be dramatic
Though drama emits catharsis
Drama is meaning and beauty - creation
In short: not me
In other words
I'm love sick
Sick for it
Sick with it
Sick in its absence
Just straight fuckn sick
Don't mind my vulgarity
It is what one uses
When convention fails
Expletives are the outcasts in language
They wear leather and smoke all night
While the rest of the dictionary
Sleep, pay taxes, and attend PTA meetings
Profane words are death row inmates
Offering their final translucent confessions
Stripped of pomp or rhetoric
S**t. Mierde. Hijo de la puta madre.
There I go again
It's late and I'm on my third drink
And am becoming vaguely beautiful
In spite of the tarantula
Crawling inside me, through me
Its prickly legs sprawling
Its ugliness spreading
Until I feel like clawing
Clawing at my breast
To get it out
Get it out!
Anyhow, I'll let you sleep
it's fine, really
Come morning I will sob on my stoli-scented pillow
While others yawn and smack their alarm clocks...

© 2018 Alessander

Author's Note

I stole the title from one of I.R. poems, but it's apt, for various reasons.

Also, the song I have been told is mistakingly attributed to Perfect Circle but is actually Ashe.

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I don't know if this one was written under the influence, but it has that sound, and I don't mean that as a criticism. The spirits can cause us to ramble, and I get something of that here. Really good imagery, especially that concerning profanity. Do hope the morning after this one wasn't too painful. Good work.

Posted 2 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


2 Years Ago

ah, good the spirits come across! That was what I was going for.
Vodka mornings are always t.. read more


Great poem, always nice reading your stuff :D

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Not bad, i'm afraid i'm one for the simple rhyming structure, but I do like this.

Kudos :-)

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

nice work

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i lovvvve the lines about curses being the outcasts of the dictionary. such a great metaphor. just loved this through and through. i think it starts off sort of slow though. might chop a few lines at the beginning b/c the middle and the end are are just SO right on!

Posted 11 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Here you go again.. what do you drink? I want some..
You write with raw ore of thoughts and magic..
I'm telling you, you are a smokin' gun on the page..
This is brilliant!!

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on March 27, 2010
Last Updated on July 11, 2018



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