Sober Tendencies

Sobriety is a mother of a drug
sitting alone and hoping there’ll soon be someone to hug
A kiss would be nice
but I’ll piss on some ice for that frost-brewed taste in a mug

Necessity is the mother of intervention
quickly brought to another’s attention
and laid at my feet
while forced to sit in detention
They rarely allow me to eat
but it’s not something they care to mention

I’ve made friends in here
who’ve offered to queer
but I found a nurse who has a nice purse she lets me get near

— Mat Freeman  (1999)


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