On the Rocks- II

On the Rocks -II

I plead not guilty
In my defense
Another glass of whiskey
Only makes sense
Not only does it burn
As it goes down
But, I’ll be dashed on the rocks
It’s also the best way to drown


A Devil of a Drink

A Devil of a Drink

We sat down for a drink,
My demons and I
And a few fiery golden glasses in
We all agreed
-It was openly decreed
That I’m leading them all into Sin

Can’t argue with that, they tell
Me, I’m booked on a
One way trip to hell, see
My sorrow and self destruction
Have made me a celebrity
A legend, even, something
Of a fable

I’m just saying, if he gives me a call
As long as he brings the alcohol
Satan’s more than welcome
at my table

‘Messages Off a Cigarette’


On the Rocks

On the Rocks

I can never seem to earn
Your free smile, unless
We’re at the bottoms of
Our cups
It’s a conundrum, because
You are a constant wonder
But when you’re sober,
It’s tough
To understand if I’m at fault,
grating on your nerves, or
You’re simply feeling a bit
Either way, if it takes a river
Of whiskey,
Flowing through the rocks, till
It’s empty,
For us to laugh together

Bottoms up


Fire For Fire

Fire For Fire

Burn, burn, burn them all
Burn them all, let the ashes rise
Before your eyes
Tiny fairies, winged lies
Let them fall
Let them fall, let them die
Douse them, give them a
Glimmer of hope
Then set them alight
That’s how you do it, right?

Not tonight.

Burn them, I’m burning them all
I might rise with the ashes
I might fall- I don’t care
Keep your silence, but don’t you cry
When tomorrow you come by
And there’s nothing left to find

Tonight, I’m smoking myself
Out of my mind


Messages Off a Cigarette- Disease



I changed my world
Turned it on its head
Since you turned my head
I’ve made everything better
For myself
Since you came
So I found it
Decidedly odd
That we changed our worlds
But you still hesitate
To say my name
Out loud
But someone pointed out
That love can be more affliction
Than affection
And I think that may be true
Because it makes you
ill at ease
While I’m delusionally happy

Maybe love is my disease

‘Messages Off a Cigarette’