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 January 25, 2010 - Issue #130
Also in Winter/New Year Quarter of

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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 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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

Posted 7 Years Ago

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

Posted 9 Years Ago

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

Posted 10 Years Ago

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

Posted 13 Years Ago

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

Posted 13 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 13 Years Ago

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Added on December 24, 2009
Last Updated on December 24, 2009
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Lola Nation
Lola Nation

Los Angeles, CA

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