drunk tank think

by Steven J. Serafiani

got drunk tonight
even beyond my standards of drunk
and as I drunkenly swayed
by all of the nicotine drunks
in front of the neon drunkards welcome sign
I contemplated other times I’ve been drunk
power drunk
lust drunk
selfish drunk
bitter drunk
listless drunk
aloof drunk
poetic drunk
sober drunk
20’s drunk
drunken fool
my drunk friend came up to me
balanced drunkenly on my shoulder
“Let’s go back to my place and get more drunk.”
“Are those drunk girls coming with us?”
“Of course! They want to be drunk all night!”
Ah ha!
lonely drunks–
–all of us drunk and lonely and losing meaning.