After The Snap

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Before I embark on the green way toward enlightenment

Sweet vermouth and dry

Add the bitters.

Hard pill to swallow

Especially when I didn’t quit her

What happened and why is im-material

For the better part of the year even now

Rendered im-mobile

Mixing my bleeding heart with rugged optimism

Cause I’m-smooth.

Mixing reality with what helps me sleep.

Looking in the mirror

’Cause it’s truth

No amount of tonic water can dilute.

Can’t distill heartache

Be still my heart

Can’t fake

Not on real emotions.

Not even the ones that appear in phone text

Or on Facebook post

My pain has dwelling inside me,

It’s a daily dinner party

And I’m the host.

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